Edvard Munch's THE SCREAM sells at auction for record $119,922,500

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Munch did four paintings of "The Scream"; this is the only copy in private hands. The others are in museums in Norway.

    Iconic 'Scream' painting fetches a whopping $119 million at auction
    more, with pictures, of course, at Daily Mail link above

    The Scream
     
  2. Kat

    Kat Kind words do not cost much

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    I hope the new owner shares it with the world by allowing it to be at museums and doesn't lock it away. JMHO
     
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    Nova New Member

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    What a shame that Munch's most famous work had to be sold in order to fund a Munch museum. Haven't we taken this whole "privatization" thing too far?

    "The Scream" should belong to everyone, but at least to the people of Norway. Maybe the buyer will donate it.
     
  4. arielilane

    arielilane Justice for Morgan

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    Such an incredible piece of art. Gorgeous!
     
  5. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    As Hamlet opined, art holds the mirror up to nature.
     
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    I saw some of this on the news yesterday and a woman was waxing poetic about the beauty of The Scream and how she could stare at it for hours and hours... For me, however, I find it extremely unsettling! A descent into insanity that hollows out the core of me and drains my brain of all ease-- certainly not something I could spend hours and hours with! :what:

    It's always brought up the human condition that is madness... but wow, didn't it look incredible on that inky black background? I agree with you all, it should be in a public museum, let's hope that's where it goes. :crossfingers:
     

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