Thursday, 3 May 2012

the sale of the scream painting

The 1893 painting

The 1893 pastel

The 1895 pastel

The 1910 painting

The 1895 pastel of 'The Scream' by Edvard Munch has just been sold at Sotheby's for nearly $120 million. It's certainly an iconic painting, but l hate to think how much it would have sold for if there was only one of them, instead of the four. I also think it's a shame when items like this disappear into private collections, where the public don't get to see them. Saying that, if l was loaded, l'd buy all sorts of stuff and stash it away, well out of the way of Joe Public. Methinks it's just other rich people owning them that l don't like. Gits.
Anyway, l prefer the 1893 painting at the top.

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