Edvard Munch’s The Scream expected to fetch at least $80 million at auction

Agence France-Presse (AFP) reports that "a version of The Scream, one of the world’s most famous paintings and an iconic image of despair, will go on sale on May 2 at Sotheby’s in New York, where it is expected to fetch at least $80 million." It will headline the Impressionist and Modern Art sales.



AFP noted: "There are four versions of the Edvard Munch painting (which dates back to 1895). It features a man screaming and clutching his head against a wavy, brightly-colored landscape, but this is the only one in private hands." The report revealed that Norwegian businessman Petter Olsen, whose father was a friend and patron of Munch, owns the work.

Prior to its New York outing, the painting will be exhibited at Sotheby’s in London on April 13.  It will be exhibited in New York starting April 27, up until the day of the sale.


Image credit: Screenshot of a photo of the painting posted on The Telegraph Online.


For more on this story, read the AFP article hosted by Google.

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