Was "The Scream" sold a few weeks ago also sold a few years ago?
May 13, 2012 3:46 PM Subscribe
Recently, Munch's "The Scream" sold for about $120 million. Somehow I had in my mind the idea that (a version of) "The Scream" was sold at auction a few years ago. Did I imagine this?
posted by lewedswiver to Media & Arts (6 answers total)
It's possible what I had in mind was the hullabaloo around The Scream being stolen from a museum. But somehow I have in my mind that between 5-10 years ago, one of the Screams was sold as well. Wikipedia says three are in museums and one is in private hands. I'd be curious to know whether the one sold a few years ago was the same version that was sold this month, and how much it went for then.
On some level, what I would really be interested in is a comprehensive sales history of the four versions of The Scream, including buyers, sellers, and sales prices.
Basic googling isn't turning up anything clear. Anyone with any ideas?