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Munch's The Scream Fetches Record $120M

Sotheby's sale is biggest ever for a painting at auction
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2012 7:26 PM CDT
Munch's The Scream Fetches Record $120M
This undated file photo provided by Sotheby's shows "The Scream," by Norwegian painter Edvard Munch.   (AP Photo/Sotheby's, File)

(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.) No word yet on who bought the 1895 painting at Sotheby's. Five bidders were in contention, and the winning bid came via the telephone. (Read more The Scream stories.)

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