The Scream fetches record $119.9 million in New York auction

The Scream fetches record $119.9 million in New York auction
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First Published: Thu, May 03 2012. 11 57 PM IST

Iconic artwork: Norwegian painter Edvard Munch’s The Scream set a record on Wednesday when his 1895 pastel of a man clutching his cheeks along an Oslo fjord sold for $119.9 million at Sotheby’s—the mo
Iconic artwork: Norwegian painter Edvard Munch’s The Scream set a record on Wednesday when his 1895 pastel of a man clutching his cheeks along an Oslo fjord sold for $119.9 million at Sotheby’s—the mo
Updated: Thu, May 03 2012. 11 57 PM IST
New York: Let the art market roar. Norwegian painter Edvard Munch set a record Wednesday when his 1895 pastel of a terrified man clutching his cheeks along an Oslo fjord, The Scream, sold for $119.9 million at Sotheby’s—the most ever paid for a work of art at auction.
Iconic artwork: Norwegian painter Edvard Munch’s The Scream set a record on Wednesday when his 1895 pastel of a man clutching his cheeks along an Oslo fjord sold for $119.9 million at Sotheby’s—the most ever paid for a work of art in an auction. Photo: AP/Sotheby’s.
The price surpasses the $106.5 million spent two years ago for Pablo Picasso’s 1932 portrait of his mistress, Nude, Green Leaves and Bust, as well as an earlier record of $104.3 million for Alberto Giacometti’s 1960 spindly bronze sculpture, Walking Man I.
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