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Munch Cries Kiss My Ass-o, Picasso – $119.9MM for The Scream

from The LA Times

Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ goes for $119.9 million at Sotheby’s

Sotheby's sells Edvard Munch's 'The Scream' for $119.9 million on Wednesday, May 2, 2012

NEW YORK — Sometimes beauty is trumped by the beast. After bullish expectations and an aggressive marketing campaign for an image considered the quintessential expression of modern horror, Sotheby’s New York sold Edvard Munch’s 1895 “The Scream” for $119.9 million on Wednesday night, setting a record for the most expensive artwork sold at auction.

The top spot was previously held by Picasso’s 1932 “Nude, Green, Leave and Bust” — a painting of his much-younger lover Marie-Therese Walter that sold at Christie’s in 2010 for $106.5 million.

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Posted on May 2, 2012 by Editor

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