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WalOne
03-05-2012, 05:11 PM
Dateline New York, today ...

An 1895 version of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” has sold for almost $120m, breaking the record for an artwork sold at auction, the $106m paid in 2010 for Pablo Picasso’s “Nude, Green Leaves and Bust”.

Over almost 10 tense minutes in a packed auction room at Sotheby’s in New York on Wednesday evening, bidding was dominated by two telephone bidders. The hammer came down at $107m, on top of which a bidder’s premium brought the aggregate price to $119.9m. The identity of the buyer was not immediately known.

My ex was a screamer. I don't think she would have fetched as much though. :D

gary67
03-05-2012, 05:15 PM
We had a screamer across the road until her landlord kicked her out

R2x1
03-05-2012, 10:40 PM
I'd yell a fair bit for quite a lot less than that, if asked nicely enough.

Marnie
03-05-2012, 11:55 PM
I'd be screaming if I had that on my wall.

Bobh
04-05-2012, 01:12 AM
I would not put it on my wall either. Looks like something a primary school kid would draw - good way of raising school funds maybe.

gary67
04-05-2012, 09:15 AM
I'd be screaming if I had that on my wall.

In disgust? I really can't see any attraction or artistic value in expressionist art

stratex5
04-05-2012, 09:23 AM
Its just because the artists dead.:D

Lurking
04-05-2012, 12:16 PM
The f i l t h y rich are at it again, trying to outdo each other.

What's that proverb about a camel and a needle and the rich man ?.

Lurking.

gary67
04-05-2012, 01:52 PM
We have paintings from SWMBO's father he is dead too yet I doubt anyone would pay $120million for them and they are much better than that piece of crap

Lurking
04-05-2012, 02:51 PM
Page B1 of this morning's The Press.

Stephen KING : Quote " Tax me, for f@%&'s sake" end quote.

A few other rich names are also wanting the same treatment.

Lurking.