It's 'The Scream', painted by Edvard Munch, and it sold at a Sotheby's auction last night in New York for $119.9 million, establishing it as the most valuable piece of art ever sold at auction, Margo Adler tells NPR's Newscast.
Munch created four versions of The Scream, three of which are held in museums, but the painting sold last Wednesday night is thought to be the most valuable because its frame features a poem hand-written by Munch himself.
On May 7, 1994, Norway's most famous painting, “The Scream” by Edvard Munch, is recovered almost three months after it was stolen from a museum in Oslo.
The buyer has been revealed to be New York financier Leon Black. The owner of Edvard Munch's “The Scream” has been revealed. Leon Black, the New York financier and head of the investment firm Apollo Global Management, is reported to be the person who paid $119.9 million for the highly coveted masterpiece.
The Mona Lisa is one of the most valuable paintings in the world. It holds the Guinness World Record for the highest known painting insurance valuation in history at US$100 million in 1962 (equivalent to $870 million in 2021).
The Starry Night original painting by Vincent van Gogh, painted in 1889, is estimated to be worth over $100 million. However, this painting is one of van Gogh's masterpieces and it can also be argued that there cannot be a price for it – it is priceless.
A painting by Zeng Fanzhi sold for US$23.3 million at a Sotheby's auction on Saturday night in Hong Kong, setting a new record price for a work by an Asian contemporary artist.
On permanent display at the Louvre in Paris, the Mona Lisa was assessed at US$100 million on December 14, 1962. Taking inflation into account, the 1962 value would be around US$900 million in 2021.
New York financier Leon Black paid Sotheby's nearly $120 million for "The Scream," Edvard Munch's 1895 pastel of a terrified man holding his head, according to several people close to the collector.
The lead partner of Apollo Global Management is now the proud owner of the most expensive piece of art ever sold in an auction.
It sold at Sotheby's in New York for $119.9 million. The Scream isn't a painting: it is pastel worked on board.
The National Museum in Oslo holds one of the world's most important collections of paintings by Edvard Munch, including such iconic works as "The Scream".
The gang was led by Pål Enger, who was sentenced to 6 years and three months in prison. Enger was no stranger to art theft: he had already spent four years in prison in the late 1980s for the theft of another Munch artwork, The Vampire.
Somewhere in Saudi Arabia, hidden away by order of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, is the world's most expensive painting, Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi.
The figure in the painting is not screaming, but hearing a scream. In a new exhibit titled Edvard Munch: Love and Angst, the museum features a lithograph version of the image that predated the iconic 1893 painting. Scrawled along the bottom is an inscription by the artist: “I felt the great scream throughout nature.”
Billionaire New York financier Leon Black has been named as the $119.9m (£74m) buyer of Edvard Munch's masterpiece, The Scream, which last month set a record for a work of art sold at auction.
It took 12 nail-biting minutes and five eager bidders for Edvard Munch's famed 1895 pastel of “The Scream” to sell for $119.9 million, becoming the world's most expensive work of art ever to sell at auction.
The Starry Night, oil on canvas by Vincent van Gogh, 1889; in the Museum of Modern Art, New York City. The oil-on-canvas painting is dominated by a night sky roiling with chromatic blue swirls, a glowing yellow crescent moon, and stars rendered as radiating orbs.
LONDON (AP) _ An anonymous buyer Monday paid $39.85 million for Vincent van Gogh's ″Sunflowers,″ a dazzling yellow work the artist once hoped to sell for $125. The price was more than triple the record for an auctioned painting.
How much does one cost? In the rare cases when a Bob Ross painting does surface, it depends who is buying. Joan Kowalski, president of Bob Ross Inc., said she has seen authentic Ross paintings sell online for $8,000 to $10,000 in recent years.
And he was a brilliant businessman who left behind $100 million. The day Andy Warhol died, Paul and John Warhola flew to New York.
"Christian tradition has long held that Jesus was not married, even though no reliable historical evidence exists to support that claim," King said in a press release.
Mona Lisa ($860 Million)
While the price tag associated with it is hard to calculate, considering it is deemed priceless; the estimated cost for the Mona Lisa is approximately $860 Million.
Although Simon thought it unlikely the painting was a Da Vinci, its potential interest led to an extensive restoration project and now experts agree the painting is indeed genuine, with a value of around 120 million pounds ($192 million).
Truly priceless, the painting cannot be bought or sold according to French heritage law. As part of the Louvre collection, "Mona Lisa" belongs to the public, and by popular agreement, their hearts belong to her.