“The Scream” by Munch sold by $119.9 million/ £73.9 Million

Do you have £73,9 Million extras in your account? well, Petter Olsen, a Norwegian businessman does!

The painting of E. Munch “The Scream” was sold last night in Sotheby´s to a singular price of $119.9 million/£73.9 Million/€91 Million, making this a new world record price for a piece or art at auction. Seven bidders battled for more than twelve minutes before the hammer came down. Amazing ah?

It seems that Olsen´s father was a friend and patron of the artist and they are planning to open a new museum, art centre and hotel in Hvitsten, Norway, where Olsen’s father and Munch were neighbours. At least, it goes back home.

Find out more, check Sotheby´s website

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