Munch’s ‘The Scream’ Fetches Record $120 Million at Sotheby’s

Wednesday, 02 May 2012 08:44 PM

 

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(Bloomberg) -- Edvard Munch’s “The Scream,” one of the most iconic and copied images in art history, fetched $119.9 million at Sotheby’s tonight, the highest price paid for a work of art at auction.

The result smashed the previous record of $106.5 million, established in May 2010 by Pablo Picasso’s “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust.”

The 1895 pastel-on-board Munch work was the most-talked-about lot of the current New York auctions, which run through May 11 and may tally $1.5 billion.

Sotheby’s Impressionist and modern art sale is continuing. Its 76 lots are estimated by auction house to tally $245.9 million to $322.7 million.




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