HEINUS – NEW YORK Edvard Munch’s famous painting of modernist angst, “The Scream,” has sold for a record $119,922,500 at Sotheby’s auction house in New York City. The painting is the most famous of a series of paintings produced by the Norwegian painter in the late summer of 1893. The other artworks in the series were also available for sale at a variety of outlets.
The Grimace – egg tempera on board – sold at Christies in London for $35,670. Private buyer was not announced.
The Snarl – watercolor on ibex hide – sold at Bonham’s & Butterfield’s in San Francisco for $17,580. Buyer was rumored to be Dick Cheney.
The Knit Brow – motor oil on cotton briefs – sold on ebay for $134.50. Buyer was Mick327 (Ebay super user).
The Pursed Lips – tea stains on rye toast – sold at Berthold’s Bath & Spa in Oberammergau, Germany for $3 and a wheel of Tilsit cheese.
Aunt Elke’s Intermittent Twitch While Preparing Pickled Herring on A Summer Evening – kvass paste on salmon scales – still available for purchase at Subway Sandwich store #321, just off exit 6 of the Major Deegan Expressway, NYC. Must buy a sandwich, no loitering; shoes and shirt required.
(auction image by Chris 73)