The Scream sold for $119.9 Million… to who?
Sotheby’s took around 12 minutes to auction the piece off for close to $120 Million to someone on the phone. Who? Rumors were circulating that it was financier Leonard Blavatnik, the Microsoft tycoon Paul Allen or members of the Qatari royal family. It was not, as was hoped, a public museum.
Looks like this image will disappear into the mystery area of private collecting, not to be seen again for some time.
Posted on May 3, 2012, in Art, Arts, Business, creativity, event, history, News, Opinion, Word from Bill and tagged Auction, Edvard Munch, sale, Sotheby's, The WScream. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.