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Money in the work of arts as Scream sells for record amount

Thursday, 03 May 2012
The Norwegian artist Edvard Munch’s work of arts, The Scream was sold for $107 million, more than Skr721 million, at Sotheby's in New York. The painting became the most expensive ever sold at an auction, beating the likes of Pablo Picasso’s ‘Nude’, Green Leaves and Bust which was sold for $106 million in 2010.

“We have had many famous work with us over the years, but it's not often we have a celebrity like this. The Scream, which after the Mona Lisa is the most famous artwork in the world,” said Simon Shaw, head of contemporary art at Sotheby's, to Nowegian broadcaster NTB.

Seven people participated in the excitement of bidding and the whole thing was over in twelve minutes. Whoever bought the painting is not known, but the offer was on the phone.
For the buyer stops the bill for the Norwegian art tax of 12 percent of our revenues on a staggering $ 119.9 million, more than 800 million.

The world's most expensive painting to date, however, by Paul Cezanne. It was purchased privately by the royal family in Qatar last year for not less than $ 250 million.
Scream was sold by the Norwegian Petter Olsen, whose father was a friend of Munch. The painting has been in the family for over 70 years.
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