1. Jonieke van Es about Edvard Munch’s girls near an apple tree


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    Jonieke van Es, head of the Collection and Research Sector, talks about her fascination with the painting ‘Two girls near an apple tree’ by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch that was acquired in 1957 for the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen by director J.C. Ebbinge Wubben. The acquisition can be called spectacular, because works by Munch at that time hardly ever came onto the market. The acquisition could take place thanks to the mediation of Johan H. Langaard, at the time director of the Oslose Kommunes Kunstsammlinger (since 1963 incorporated in the Munch Museum), which administered the majority of Munch’s work.

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