Sotheby’s to Offer One of the Most Famous Masterpieces in the World . . "The Scream"

artwork: Edvard Munch - "The Scream", 1895 - Pastel on board in artist's original frame - 79 x 59 cm. - Private collection - Courtesy of Sotheby's. To be auctioned at Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in New York on May 2nd.  Estimate as high as $80 million USD.


New York city.- Sotheby’s is honoured to announce that Edvard Munch’s masterpiece “The Scream” will lead its Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in New York on May 2nd. The iconic work is one of the most instantly recognizable images in both art history and popular culture, perhaps second only to the Mona Lisa. This version of “The Scream” dates from 1895, and is one of four versions of the composition, and the only version still in private hands. It will be on view in London for the first time ever, with the exhibition at Sotheby’s opening on 13 April. In New York, and also for the first time ever, it will be on exhibition at Sotheby’s in advance of the sale beginning 27 April. The work is owned by Norwegian businessman Petter Olsen, whose father Thomas was a friend, neighbour and patron of Munch. Possible sale estimate : $80 million USD.