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Johannes Kjarval’s Landscape Painting
Johannes Sveinsson Kjarval's Painting

Origin

The Guomundur and Geirfinnur case

Type

Painting

Effects

False Confessions

Activation

Short term sight

Collected by

Warehouse 13 Agents

Section

Salico-84C

Aisle

95183-2025

Shelf

8521-65344-285

Date of Collection

1976

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OriginEdit

Johannes Sveinsson Kjarval (1885 - 1972) was an Icelandic painter, considered by many to be one of the most important artists of Iceland.

The Guomundur and Geirfinnur case, also known as the Reykjavik Confessions is a case concerning the disappearances of Guomundur Einarsson and Geirfinnur Einarsson in 1974. Six different, unrelated people were convicted of their alleged murders due to each person confessing to the crime. They confessed despite the lack of bodies, witnesses or any forensic evidence. In a sweep the police arrested all six, later discovering that three of the confessors had indeed killed the men and hidden the bodies, the other three were acquitted.

The painting hung on the wall in the police station, each suspect passed the painting on the way into the interrogation room and stared into it for ten seconds.

The officers’ desire to solve the case due to pressure from the public was absorbed into the painting


EffectsEdit

Victims will confess to any crime that they are accused of regardless of their involvement.

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