Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Scream - a record $120million at Sotheby's auction


"The Scream," Edvard Munch's masterpiece from 1895 depicting a bald figure with hands pressed to the head and swirling colors in the background, is one of the world's most famous paintings. Three other versions, including two that were stolen and later recovered, are in museums in Norway.

This masterpiece has been sold at a Sotheby's auction for a record $120million! U.S. billionaire Leon Black is the mystery buyer who paid the record $120 million price. This is the most expensive work of art ever sold at an auction, according to the Wall Street Journal.


Source: The Star..U.S. billionaire named as mystery buyer of "The Scream" for US$120mil

8 comments:

  1. wow, $120million!! i wonder how much is the world's most expensive painting now??

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  2. That's exactly what I look like after teaching slow, difficult or indifferent students for a whole day, but nobody has ever offered me $120 million! ;-p

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  3. SK, I have no idea but it boggles the mind that people would fork out such staggering sums for paintings. The sad part is, in most cases, the value/price of the paintings only soars posthumously.

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  4. Rurousha, oh, Munch was such a visionary! He knew someday someone would fit snugly into his painting. LOL

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  5. Art is art and some I love...but not this guy. Hahahhhaha. Isn't it great to appreciate the contrasts in visual arts. Wow, that came out of Art Appreciation 101, I think. Thank you for joining my blog!

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