Munch’s “The Scream” Will Go on View at MoMA
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Edvard Munch’s The Scream, which sold for a record price of $119.9 million at Sotheby’s in early May, will go on view at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) starting October 24 for a period of six months.
In July, the work’s buyer was revealed to be Apollo Management partner Leon Black. Most of Black’s $70 million collection lies hidden from the public eye, but the fact that he sits on boards for both the Met Museum and MoMA led many to believe that one of the museums would be lucky enough to hang it on their walls- if only temporarily.
Alas, MoMA won that bestowal and will specifically hang The Scream on the walls of their painting and sculpture galleries. It will be exhibited alongside a selection of prints and woodcuts (below, right) by Munch that reside in the museum’s permanent collection.
“As an iconic image, The Scream has garnered worldwide attention for its stark portrayal of the human condition,” says Glenn D. Lowry, Director of the museum. ”For the Museum’s visitors, this will be a rare opportunity to see this extraordinary work of art.”
The work will be exhibited until April 29, 2013.
[via Art Daily]
2012 The Munch Museum/The Munch-Ellingsen Group/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York