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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.

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