Munch was commissioned to paint the frieze of 12 large paintings in 1920 and they were originally installed in the factory’s women’s canteen.
Kraft Foods, which owns the factory, has insisted it will ensure the paintings are well cared for if sold.
It says the factory, which makes chocolate, will remain open, but changing requirements mean surrounding buildings – including the canteen containing the Freia Frieze – may be put up for sale.
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