When Edvard Munch’s masterpiece The Scream sold at auction in May for a record-breaking $120million, many wondered who the mystery buyer was.
It has now been revealed that New York billionaire Leon Black is the proud owner of the painting, one of four in the world and the only one in America.
During a 12-minute auction at Sothebys, Black was up against eight other bidders from the U.S. and China but it [...]
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the art world’s most recognizable images — Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” — could sell for $80 million or more when it is auctioned at Sotheby’s on Wednesday.
The 1895 pastel of a man holding his head and screaming under a streaked, blood-red sky has become a modern symbol for human anxiety, popularized in movies and plastered on everything from mugs to Halloween masks to T-shirts.
It is one [...]