Why Did "The Scream" Sell for $119.9 Million?

Why Did "The Scream" Sell for $119.9 Million?

By The Editors Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

As we mentioned earlier, a version of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” sold for $119.9 million — that’s the most ever paid for a work of art at auction! To give you an idea of just how much $119.9 million is: if you had 119 million $1 bills and stacked them one on top of the other…it would be a better use of time and money than whatever Michael Bay would do with the same amount of cash! Still — what makes this particular smear of pastel so special? As usual, we’ve got the answers… 

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