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 The Scream.: Edvard Munch’s
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
Edvard Munch in his Berlin studio, 1902 (photograph by Edvard Munch)
Thomas Olsen (1897 – 1969)
The artist's hand-painted inscription on the frame of the present work
Edvard Munch (1863-1944)
Tempera and crayon on board
91 by 73.5 cm
Housed in the National Gallery of Norway