Munch’s ‘Scream’ Sells for $119.9M

It’s not the most expensive painting in history, but Edvard Munch’s The Scream ranks up there as one of the few works of art to fetch a nine-figure sum. The painting was sold on Wednesday evening in New York to an anonymous buyer who will pay $119.9 million for the masterpiece. The Scream depicts a man with his hands on his face, crying out in despair under a red sky. It was painted in 1895 and is one of the most famous paintings of all time.