A work of art worth $120 million? Now that could explain The Scream.
On 24 October, Edvard Munch’s iconic masterpiece, will go on view at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City where it will remain for six months.
Sotheby’s broke a record back in May when The Scream (1895), a pastel on board, became the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction.
This is not the only version of The Scream, there are four, but it is unique and this may be your only opportunity to lay eyes on it since it’s owned by a private collector.
Luckily, the other three versions are on public display in Norway, though it is not likely that they will ever travel.
The Scream has been interpreted and reinterpreted throughout the years, though originally it was part of a series in which Munch was exploring themes of love, angst and death.
Despite the gaping expression, this version does exude a cheerful air. The frame, on which the artist has engraved a poem describing a walk at sunset certainly seems to support that theory. Check it out for yourself!
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