Munch ‘Scream’ Sells for Record $119.9 M. at Sotheby’s

Edvard Munch's "The Scream," 1895. (Courtesy Sotheby's)

Tonight at Sotheby’s, about an hour into the house’s enormous Impressionist and modern evening sale, a tuxedo-clad Tobias Meyer brought his hammer down on Edvard Munch’s The Scream (1895), selling it for $119.9 million with buyer’s premium to a telephone bidder. That makes it the most expensive work ever sold at auction, a fact that Mr. Meyer announced to an applauding crowd. Read More