Yesterday one of four versions of The Scream sold for a record $119,922,500 at Sotheby's. The previous auction record is held by Picasso's Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust, which sold for $106.5 million in 2010. In this version of The Scream, Munch's handpainted frame includes poems that describe him "shivering with anxiety" and feeling "the great scream in nature."
If any readers would like to create your own version of The Scream in response to the auction (or anything else), please send a jpeg by June 1, 2012, and I'll post an exhibition.
NEW YORK (AP).- One of the art world's most recognizable images ? Edvard Munch's "The Scream" ? sold Wednesday for a record $119,922,500 at auction in New York City. The 1895 artwork ? a modern symbol of human anxiety ? was sold at ... Read Post
At an art auction held at Sotheby's in New York City yesterday, Edvard Munch's The Scream was sold for a record $119,922,500, quite a bit more than the $80 million the auction house thought the famous painting would snag. The item s... Read Post