By Michael J.W. Stickings As you may have heard, one of four versions of Edvard Munch's iconic painting The Scream, the only one in private hands (the others are in museums in Norway), sold for a whopping $119.9 million ($107 million plus the sale charge) at Sotheby's in New York on Wednesday. From The Boston Globe: The price attained by the Munch is remarkable. Not merely because of current economic conditions which, after all, seem not to be too onerous for the very rich.
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
A 1969 triptych by Francis Bacon was sold Tuesday for a whopping $142.4 million, breaking the record for a work of art sold at auction. The previous record holder was Edvard Munch's "The Scream," which sold for $119.9 million in 201... Read Post