Painting work of Edvard Munch’s The Scream, sold at a price of nearly U.S. $ 120 million at Sotheby’s auction house in New York, USA.
Owner of The Scream, a Norwegian company, named Petter Olsen, entitled to U.S. $ 106.5 on the sale of the painting The Scream.
According to news agency Reuters, the painting “The Scream” sold for nearly U.S. $ 120 million at Sotheby’s auction house in New York, USA. Created in 1895, the painting is a masterpiece of expressionist Edvard Munch, who lived between December 12, 1863 to January 23, 1944.
Analysts expect the painting The Scream will only be worth U.S. $ 80 million in an auction at Sotheby’s. However, the painting was the scene of a fierce struggle for the two competing bidder who set a high price.
In just 15 minutes, the auction is completed after the painting The Scream priced the highest, amounting to U.S. $ 107 million or about U.S. $ 119,922,500 after adding a commission.
Edvard Munch’s work was ahead of other famous artists scratches, Pablo Picasso, titled “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust” a painting that was auctioned to the highest price. Two years ago, Picasso was sold for U.S. $ 106.5 million at Christie’s auction house.
Invitation to present at Sotheby’s auction room clapped to welcome the release of The Scream by highest price. Auction house not willing to disclose the identity of the buyer, who bid by telephone.
The most expensive painting was one of four series of “The Scream” made in different media. Images were made from pastel special auction.