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

Wednesday, 02 May 2012 08:44 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

(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.




© Copyright 2014 Bloomberg News. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Jane Fonda: I'll Be Mad If Murdoch Acquires Time Warner

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 22:01 PM

Jane Fonda says she'll be "so angry" at federal regulators if they approve an acquisition of Time Warner by Rupert Murdo . . .

Arizona Inmate Dies Hours after Execution Began; Brewer Calls for Probe

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 21:58 PM

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he  . . .

Computer Crash Causes Major Delays in US Passport and Visa Operations

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 21:56 PM

The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potential . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved