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    Munch's The Scream sells for record $120-million

    Edvard Munch's painting The Scream, one of the world's most recognisable works of art, sold for $120-million at Sotheby's on Wednesday, setting a new record as the most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction.
    http://mg.co.za/article/2012-05-03-m...ord-120million
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    Munch's The Scream sells for record $120-million
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    Quote Originally Posted by blogmatix View Post
    Munch's The Scream sells for record $120-million
    I remember I saw this one before......was it done by one of your students in your day-care class, mate? His name was Steve or something.....no....it was Ashley who did that, right? Great kid, with great potential!
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    It only shows all over again that the art market is not about art.
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    Even the more interesting as there are 4? of The Screams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nofu View Post
    Even the more interesting as there are 4? of The Screams.
    From Wikipedia: Edvard Munch created four versions of The Scream in various media. The National Gallery, Oslo, holds one of two painted versions (1893, shown to right). The Munch Museum holds the other painted version (1910, see gallery) and one pastel.

    That is interesting.
    Are there any other instances of that in well known pieces?
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    Bubblegum trading cards for the uber-wealthy. . .
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    If I was that rich that I had 120 mil to blow. I'd go around changing peoples lives. Wander around town listening to peoples worries. "Oh whats this? You can't pay for college or get aid? Here I'll sponsor you.", "You can't afford the surgery that could change your life? Here I'll pay for it".

    Instead of buying a painting for novelty sake.
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    I quite like The Scream, but not this version. It's also not the only stuff he did, he was quite handy with charcoal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JFierce View Post
    If I was that rich that I had 120 mil to blow. I'd go around changing peoples lives. Wander around town listening to peoples worries. "Oh whats this? You can't pay for college or get aid? Here I'll sponsor you.", "You can't afford the surgery that could change your life? Here I'll pay for it".

    Instead of buying a painting for novelty sake.
    Howzabout this Jfierce, if I ever happen to have 240 million spare cash lying around I would give you half, so you could give people free money for boob jobs. And with the other half I would buy me one of them fancy Munch artworks.
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    Imagine how much one of the good versions would have gone for...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    Imagine how much one of the good versions would have gone for...
    It's funny because this version is actually pretty shitty. I guess it being the only one available on the free market helped with the high prize.

    I had the oportunity to visit a big Munch exhibition in Bremen couple of months ago. What is interesting about Munch is that he is surprisingly versatile and he actually could paint realism quite well when he wanted to.
    Seeing his "Girl sitting on a bed" helped me personally much in accepting his expressionist works more. Just knowing pictures like the some pretty crude looking paintings of the envy series are not a result of complete lack of skill but of a choice.
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