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Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ fetches record $119.9 million at NYC auction

Publié par Clifford Armion le 05/03/2012

Associated Press

NEW YORK — One of the most iconic images in art history Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” has become the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction.

The 1895 piece — a modern symbol of human anxiety was sold at Sotheby’s in New York City on Wednesday for a record $119.9 million. The price includes the buyer’s premium.

The image of a man holding his head and screaming under a streaked, blood-red sky is one of four versions by the Norwegian expressionist painter. The piece auctioned at Sotheby’s is the only one left in private hands. The buyer’s name was not disclosed.
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"Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ fetches record $119.9 million at NYC auction", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2012. Consulté le 27/09/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/edvard-munch-s-the-scream-fetches-record-119-9-million-at-nyc-auction