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Monday 9 December 2019

'Scream' thrills art world with $120m sale

Chris Michaud

AUCTION house Sotheby's had plenty to shout about this week as Edvard Munch's masterpiece 'The Scream', one of the world's most recognisable works of art, sold for $120m (€91m).

The price set a new record as the most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction.

Sotheby's impressionist and modern art auction featured top works by Picasso, Dali and Miro, but Munch's vibrant work from 1895 was the star attraction in a salesroom packed with art collectors, dealers and media.

The vibrant pastel was conservatively estimated to sell for about $80m (€60m).

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