Audrina1759's Blog

Home » Art » Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” sells for record $119.9 million

Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” sells for record $119.9 million

About me:

Audrina is Editor Audrina 1759. A Writer, Music lover ,Self proclaimed Movie Critic and Fashion and Style Expert . Follow @AUDRINA1759

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Highest Viewed Posts & Pages Today.

ROV Wears

For your Menswear and Lumber jacks. Call 08060312643 08039162004 bb pin 2A58D345.


Edvard Munch’s masterpiece “The Scream,” one of the world’s most recognizable works of art, sold for  119.9 million US dollars (£74 million) at an auction.It was created in 1885 and is the only version with a frame hand-painted by Munch which includes a poem explaining his inspiration for the piece.The famous image, which features a haunted figure in front of a red backdrop, surpassed estimates to become the most expensive work of art to be sold at auction following the sale in New York.It is one of four versions created by the Norwegian expressionist painter.

Scream dream: It was 'only' expected to fetch £50m

The pastel work, which is one of the most recognizable images in the world, had been expected to fetch at least 80 million US dollars (£50.4 million) at the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale at Sotheby’s.But it was finally snapped up for the world record amount by a phone bidder following a 12 minute bidding war. The price includes the buyer’s premium.The famous picture was put up for sale by Norwegian businessman Peter Olsen whose father was a friend and patron of the artist.

 one of four versions painted by Munch
Advertisements

2 Comments

  1. Nveam says:

    Reblogged this on .

What's your opinion,leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: