A new documentary film about Edvard Munch, Let The Scream Be Heard, made in connection with the 150th anniversary of the birth of the famous painter, aired on NRK1 in Norway last night.
Magne was one of the people interviewed, alongside other artists like Marina Abramovic, Tracey Emin, Ketil Bjørnstad and Liv Ullmann.
Magne’s own early work was heavily inspired by Munch, as could be seen in his first solo exhibition “Maleri” in 1989.
“You’re floored by his ability to make complex things appear simple”, Magne says in the documentary.
Munch’s reluctance to sell his art was among the topics Magne commented on:
“It does affect you as a human being to be that sales person for your own work, but I really don’t feel like I have a choice. I believe in what I do and I will stand by it. Munch used the phrase ‘raising children’; that you will do anything for that work. You will go to war for it.”
The 57-minute english language documentary was made by Indian director Dheeraj Akolkar and can be seen online at nrk.no (Norway only).