The image of a man holding his head and screaming under a streaked, blood-red sky is one of four versions by the Norwegian expressionist painter. The auctioned piece at Sotheby's is the only one left in private hands.
The previous record for an artwork sold at auction was $106.5 million for Picasso's “Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust,” sold by Christie's in 2010.
Munch’s 'The Scream' was purchased for a record $119.9-million in New York auction.
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The image has become part of pop culture, “used by everyone from Warhol to Hollywood to cartoons to teacups and T-shirts,” said Michael Frahm of the London-based art advisory service firm Frahm Ltd.
“Together with the Mona Lisa, it's the most famous and recognized image in art history,” he added.
Well, if you think 'The Scream' is good check out the artwork below by some of my friends, acquaintances and family.
I think I could get you an original for, let's say, a million each or the whole package for 1.2 million.
Let me know.
'criuse ship and hula girls' by Camile Fontaine of Kauai Hawaii
'untitled' by KD Cox of Wilmington North Carolina
Earth tones by Roger Drowne EC of Key West Florida
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