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May 4th, 2012
02:04 PM ET

Munch's 'The Scream' sets staggering record

Edvard Munch's "The Scream" sold at auction this week, setting a mind-twisting record of $119.9 million–the highest price ever paid for a piece of art at auction.


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  1. kevinkatovic

    110 million isn't that much money these day , in fact it happens to be the liquidity of every branch at RBC . Coincidently the bus from Union Bay to courtenay costs half that. I looked much like this painting when I got my last visa bill. Either or its by no stretch of the imagination that much money these days. I think it would be better invested in the Economy and create jobs rather then just spent on Art but thats me. Whats that guy's name building that 2 or so billion dollar building in the United states name that is going to put his billion dollars worth of art in?

    May 4, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Reply

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