Most Expensive Artwork Ever Sold- 'The Scream'
A pastel version of "The scream" by Edvard Munch was sold for nearly $120 million from an anonymous buyer Wednesday at Sotheby's in New York- setting a new world record for a work of art sold at an auction. The pastel-on-board also remains in its original frame and had a presale estimate of at least $80 million- and had also been the highest ever listed at Sotheby's and it sold for $119,922,500 (which includes the premium paid to Sotheby's)
Previously, the most expensive artwork ever sold there was Pablo Picasso's painting "Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust," which was sold for $106.5 million two years ago.
The version of "The Scream" on the block Wednesday was one of four -- two pastels and two paintings -- executed between 1893 and 1910, Sotheby's said, and is one of the best-known images in modern art.