Iconic The Scream painting sold for $120 million

  • Edvward Munch’s iconic The Scream painting has been sold for $119.9 million after it was auctioned in New York.

    An anonymous buyer at the Sotheby’s auction bought the 1895 pastel.

    The painting of a man screaming against the backdrop of a sunset is one of the world’s most well known art works.

    It is one of four versions created by Munch.

    The other three versions are all owned by Norwegian museums. Two of the paintings were stolen in 1994 and 2004 respectively but were later recovered.