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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.
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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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    Big News: Stupid cartoon bought by stupid tycoon.

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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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    I love the "real" Scream. I like this sketch, too.

    It's actually not a record high. According to wikipedia this Cézanne piece sold for a record £160m (more than $250 million) to the Qatari royal family.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Eater View Post
    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?
    Van Gogh's sunflowers, for instance...

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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.
    It wasn't for novelty sake, in all likelihood. It was an investment. The guy hoped to sell it for more millions eventually.

    At that level of prices, it's never about artwork; it's gambling on the artwork appreciating in future so it could be sold for profit. So hype helps that; the more expensive it is to begin with, the more it can be expected to appreciate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Kobryn View Post
    I love the "real" Scream. I like this sketch, too.

    It's actually not a record high. According to wikipedia this Cézanne piece sold for a record £160m (more than $250 million) to the Qatari royal family.

    Munch's The Scream sells for record $120-million
    A faaaar better painting than The Scream. It's in a different league altogether. But £160m...

    Pricing art is nuts anyway.
    I spend as much time painting a picture that turns out well as I do one that doesn't. They go on the gallery wall at the same price.
    A little picture of mine can be better than a big one - but I have to price it by the square yard for the gallery system.

    Once you get away from the man hours spent, how do you place a value on these things?
    Ultimately an object is worth what people are prepared to pay for it.

    In that sense 'The Scream' is worth what it's just sold for.
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    I like The Scream far more than anything by Cezanne but I guess that's just me.

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    I think 'The Scream's great! It's a very powerful image. What is a shame is that once something becomes so obscenely 'valued' it tends to echo in our opinions of it, and objectivity becomes rather diluted.

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