September 18, 2012 |
At last, one ultra-famous artwork bought at auction by a super-rich private collector is not set to disappear from public view forever. Or even for long. The Museum of Modern Art in New York has announced that it soon will be displaying the 1895 version of Edvard Munch's "The Scream," which set a record for most expensive artwork ever sold publicly when it went to an anonymous bidder at Sotheby's in May for $119.9 million. The work will go on display at MoMA for six months, starting Oct. 24. Its owner is believed to be private equity giant Leon Black, a trustee on the boards of both MoMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. MoMA has not, however, confirmed any details about the source of its loan.
May 2, 2012 |
NEW YORK -- Sometimes beauty is trumped by the beast. After bullish expectations and an aggressive marketing campaign for an image considered the quintessential expression of modern horror, Sotheby'sNew York sold Edvard Munch's 1895 “The Scream” for $119.9 million on Wednesday night, setting a record for the most expensive artwork sold at auction. The top spot was previously held by Picasso's 1932 “Nude, Green, Leave and Bust” -- a painting of his much-younger lover Marie-Therese Walter that sold at Christie's in 2010 for $106.5 million.
April 30, 2012 |
Edvard Munch's 1895 pastel "The Scream" hits the auction block in New York on Wednesday. No official estimate for its monetary value is printed in Sotheby's catalog , but officials have not been shy about disclosing that they expect at least $80 million for the picture, still in the original frame annotated by the artist. When one of the world's most recognizable images is paired with the highest price any auction house has ever tagged on a work of art, the temptation for snark is nearly irresistible.
April 12, 2007 |
The theft-damaged Edvard Munch masterpieces "The Scream" and "Madonna" may require treatment by an eye surgeon to remove tiny splinters of glass during their restoration, the Munch Museum director said Wednesday. "That is one of the options under consideration," Lise Mjoes said in an interview after testifying at a court hearing in Oslo. She said an eye surgeon had the skills and equipment for removing glass fragments without damaging the surrounding area.
December 22, 2006 |
Experts fear that theft damage to Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream," one of the world's most famous images, may be too extensive to completely repair, according to a report to be released today. The painting and another Munch masterpiece, "Madonna," were recovered by police in August, two years after they were stolen from Oslo's Munch Museum by masked gunmen in a brazen daylight heist on Aug. 22, 2004.
November 10, 2006 |
Ending a 60-year wait, the heir of composer Gustav Mahler will finally be reunited with a painting by Edvard Munch that the family says was taken unfairly from them after they fled the Nazis in 1938. Marina Mahler, the renowned composer's granddaughter, said Thursday that the long battle had left her "totally exhausted" but "feeling a huge sense of peace."