Twisted pop experimentalist Autre Ne Veut removes Edvard Munch's "The Scream" from album art

A statement on art and capitalism takes a metaphoric turn.

When initially announced, the cover of Autre Ne Veut’s forthcoming album Anxiety featured a familiar image: Edvard Munch’s iconic “The Scream.”

At the time he explained: “We recreated a picture taken during the sale of “The Scream” at the Sotheby’s auction. The idea is just to take the modernist trope of anxiety– “The Scream”– and place it in the modern capitalist framework.”

However, as you can see above, the art has been changed. Pitchfork reports that the official word from Daniel Lopatin and Joel Ford’s Software is “The painting was stolen.” So it’s either a meta commentary on the conflict between art and capitalism or (more likely) a copyright issue.

Anxiety is due out on February 12. Watch the video for the unnerving R&B of lead single ‘Counting’, featuring Mykki Blanco, below.



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