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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

The most expensive Painting ever sold at Auction


Edvard Munch's iconic painting, "The Scream," broke a world record (5/2/12), becoming the most expensive painting sold in "an auction." The most expensive work of art ever sold is Cezanne's "The Card Players," which went in a private sale to the country of Qatar for $250 million.  
The estimates for the sale varied from $80 million to $200 million. The painting ended up selling for $119,922,500, surpassing the previous record-holder,Picasso's "Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust," which sold for $106.5 million in 2010. 
The text below is an inscription by Edvard Munch for "The Scream":
"I was walking along a path with two friends - the sun was setting - suddenly the sky turned blood red - I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence - there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city.  My friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety - and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature."

Almost a year ago on  May 29 of last year, there was another epic sales for a pair of singing-bird pistols sold for $5.8 million at Christie's auction house. The bidding war for the pair of singing-bird pistols had gone for a record of 10 minutes at Christie's International sale in Hong Kong.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Wow! And Wow! It’s truly an honor. Thank you so much! I’m new to this and working hard to get out there. Old Beggar With A Boy