One of four versions of Edvard Munch’s masterpiece “The Scream” will be sold this spring in New York, Sotheby’s auction house. Sotheby’s estimates that the work, which has become a modern icon of human anxiety, will sell for $80 million or more.
The 1895 drawing of a man holding his head and screaming under a streaked, blood-red sky is being sold by Norwegian businessman Petter Olsen, whose father was a friend and patron of Munch’s. It is the only version of “The Scream” still in private hands.
The work will lead Sotheby’s Impressionist and modern sale on May2nd. A price tag of $80 million would be among the highest-ever for an artwork. According to Sotheby’s, a total of eight works have sold for $80 million or more at auction. The record is $106.5 million for Picasso’s “Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust, sold in 2010 by Christie’s in New York.
The work will be on view at Sotheby’s in London starting April 13 and then in New York starting April 27.
On the heels of Sotheby’s successful summer sales in May and June 2020, Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Day Auction is to present artworks by leading post-war and contemporary artists, including Helen Frankenthaler, Alexander Calder, Tom Wesselmann, Ed Ruscha, Albert Oehlen, Haring, Basquait and Yoshitomo Nara.
Vans, & The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) launch their second instalment of footwear and apparel. The latest iteration of the Vans and MoMA collaboration takes inspiration from impactful works of art by artists Edvard Munch, Jackson Pollock, Lybov Popova and Faith Ringgold.
Moments ago, a sale of eight ultra-rare and pristine artist-created sneakers dropped on Sothebys.com in a sale titled ‘Cult Canvas.’ All made exclusively by Nike, the items celebrate the cross section between art and fashion, illustration and design, and sport and culture.
Dear Keith will present 140+ works of art and objects from Haring’s personal collection, all on offer from the Keith Haring Foundation – an organization established by the artist shortly before his death in 1990 from HIV/AIDS-related causes. Haring’s collection features works gifted to, purchased by and traded with Haring among friends and artists in his community, including Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, and many more.