‘The Scream’ fetches record price

One of the art world‘s most recognizable images — Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” — sold for a record $119,922,500 at a Sotheby auction in NYC on yesterday. The previous record for an artwork sold at auction was $106.5 million for Picasso’s “Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust.” Some of the world‘s priciest art includes works by Picasso, Cezanne, and modernist Francis Bacon.

 

Nude, Green leaves and Bust (also known as Bust Nude with Sculptor's Turntable) 1932 Pablo Picasso 1881-1973. It was sold in auction for $106.5 million

 

This 1941 Picasso's painting "Dora Maar au Chat" sold in May 2006 for $95,216,000

 

" Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer II ," by Gustav Klimt. The 1912 painting, which sold in Nov. 2006 for $87,936,000

 

“Garçon à la Pipe,” by Pablo Picasso. The 1905 painting was sold in May 2004 for $104,168,000