Edvard Munch murals in Oslo canteen face sell-off.


Edvard Munch was commissioned to paint the frieze in the women’s canteen of Kraft’s Oslo factory in 1920

A factory canteen in Oslo which contains murals by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch is set to be sold.

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.

The light-suffused images depict everyday scenes from resort towns on Norway’s east coast.

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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