The Scream of Extinction. 2022

The Scream of Extinction


YEAR:                  2022

MATERIALS:        acrylic paint wood gold frame

SIZE:                    210 x 125 x 5 cm (82,7 x 49,2 x 1,9 in)

CATERGORY:      unique

LOCATION:          Galerie Dennie Boxem Zwolle

PRICE:                 €8.250,- (incl. 9% btw and frame)

Edvard Munch (1863-1944) painted The Scream in 1893, on a fjord, where he felt exhausted and depressed, as “he sensed an infinite scream passing through nature. … The agonised face became one of the most iconic images of art, seen as symbolising the anxiety of the modern human.

Whether Munch actually felt a scream of nature, or used natures blood red sunset to overdraw his ill state of mind, Boxems remake makes the actual scream of nature crystal clear by adding numerous extinct and nearly extinct animals.


Depicted animals:

  • Pinta Island tortoise (Chelonoids Abingdonii). ‘Lonesome George’ extinct 24-6-2012
  • Scarlet Macaw (Ara Macao). Wild population ±300
  • Vaquita (Phocoena Sinus). Population ±10
  • Amur Panther (Panthera Pardus Orientalis). Population ±84
  • Borneo Orangutan (Pongo Pygmaeus). Population ±55.000
  • Javan Rhinoceros (Rhinoceros Sondaicus). Population ±75