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