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Mystery Scream Buyer Revealed

Financier Leon Black paid $120M for Munch masterwork

(Newser) - The mystery buyer who paid a record-breaking $120 million for Edvard Munch's The Scream is New York City financier Leon Black, according to the Wall Street Journal , which says "several people close to the collector" have confirmed the buy. The billionaire chief of investment firm Apollo Global Management... More »

5 Priciest Artworks Ever Auctioned

Pablo Picasso makes 2 appearances

(Newser) - Following the record-breaking sale of Edvard Munch's The Scream , the Guardian takes a look at the other biggest sales of art at auction. The top five:
  1. Edvard Munch, The Scream, $119.9 million.
  2. Pablo Picasso, Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust, $106.5 million.
  3. Alberto Giacometti, L'homme qui Marche
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Munch's The Scream Fetches Record $120M

Sotheby's sale is biggest ever for a painting at auction

(Newser) - The experts thought Edvard Munch's The Scream would bring in a princely sum, but not this much: $119.9 million. That's the most ever paid for a painting at auction, reports the New York Times . (The previous record was $106.5 million for a Picasso, notes AP .)... More »

Edvard Munch's Factory Murals Head for Sale

Dining-hall paintings show lighter side of Scream painter

(Newser) - The painter of The Scream was also an interior decorator of sorts: Edvard Munch painted a set of murals long displayed in the dining hall of an Oslo factory. Now, that canteen—currently owned by Kraft Foods—could be on its way to a sale, paintings included. Officials plan to... More »

The Scream May Fetch $200M

Oddsmakers expect icon to bust records

(Newser) - One of the most recognizable painting in human history is now expected to fetch up to $200 million—well beyond Sotheby's early $80 million estimate —when it goes on the auction block this week. British oddsmakers are betting a Russian is most likely to scoop up Edvard Munch'... More »

The Scream Expected to Fetch $80M at Auction

Edvard Munch work to be sold by Sotheby's

(Newser) - One of four versions of Edvard Munch's iconic The Scream is expected to sell for more than $80 million at auction May 2 in New York. The estimate is the highest pre-sale value ever placed on a work of art by auction house Sotheby's, Reuters notes. This 1895... More »

Iconic Munch Could Fetch $35M

Vampire , in private hands, comes up for auction

(Newser) - A masterpiece by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch that has spent 70 years in private hands will be sold on the open market, reveals the Independent, where it's expected to fetch $35 million. Vampire, painted in 1894, is the last privately owned work from a 20-canvas series that also includes The ... More »

Muted By Thieves, Scream Returns at Full Volume

Restored Munch masterwork returned to museum walls 4 years after theft

(Newser) - Edvard Munch's masterpiece The Scream is hanging again in an Oslo museum today, 4 years after armed robbers stole it in broad daylight, CNN reports. The painting has been undergoing restoration since it was retrieved in 2006. It was structurally damaged, stained, scratched (exposing cardboard beneath the paint) and “... More »

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