NEW YORK, 21 February 2012 – Sotheby's is honoured to announce that we will offer one of the world's most famous masterpieces at auction in May 2012: Edvard Munch’s The Scream.

The iconic work is one of the most instantly recognizable images in both art history and pop culture, and one of the most important pieces of art still in private hands. The present version of The Scream dates from 1895, and is one of four versions of the composition – the other three are housed in important Norwegian museums.

Learn more about this amazing work here.




© 2012 The Munch Museum / The Munch-Ellingsen Group / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York