We told you a few weeks ago that Edvard Munch‘s infamous 1895 picture had gone on display for the first time in London and today we’ve heard news that it’s just sold to an anonymous bidder for an astounding £74 million.
Created by Munch back in the 1800′s the piece was one of four versions of The Scream and is now going to find a new home with its new, very wealthy owner.
The piece went on display at London’s Sotheby’s auction house back in April, the first time it had been on display in the UK and only the second time it had been exhibited to the public in the world.
The piece went on auction yesterday at Sotheby’s in New York and was sold to the bidder after just 12 minutes for £74 million making it one of the highest selling art works in the world… ever.
The piece is widely regarded as the best painting out of the four versions and was sold alongside a number of other iconic images that have crossed the boundaries from fine art to popular culture.