"The Scream" to Sell For Over $80 Million at Sotheby's

Gary Pini
Edvard Munch's "The Scream" will be auctioned at Sotheby's here in New York and it's expected to sell for over $80 million. Yikes!  The pastel-on-board version from 1895 could even become the most expensive work ever sold at auction -- if it tops the $106.5 million paid recently for a Picasso.  But why is the guy in the painting screaming?  The work's current owner, Petter Olsen, tells the Financial Times that it depicts the artist's "feeling of anxiety" and the "great scream in nature." In other news, Papermag will be auctioning this version of the scream tomorrow. It's expected to sell for the price of a lovely cheese pizza, just for you.

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