Munch's Scream fetches $120M

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    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505145_162-57426665/edvard-munchs-the-scream-fetches-$120m-at-auction/

    (CBS/AP) NEW YORK - One of the art world's most recognizable images — Edvard Munch's "The Scream" — sold Wednesday for a record $119,922,500 at auction in New York City.

    The 1895 artwork — a modern symbol of human anxiety — was sold at Sotheby's. The buyer's name was not released.

    The previous record for an artwork sold at auction was $106.5 million for Picasso's "Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust," sold by Christie's in 2010.

    Munch's image of a man holding his head and screaming under a streaked, blood-red sky is one of four versions by the Norwegian expressionist painter. The auctioned piece at Sotheby's is the only one left in private hands.
     
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    Hilarious. That's the same face Republicans made when Obama:

    Won the Presidential Election

    Got Bin Laden

    Won the Nobel Prize

    Got 20 billion from BP

    Made Republicans look ridiculous at their own retreat

    Took out Qaddafi without the loss of a single American life
     
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    So are the friggin' idiots on the left gonna start complaining someone's got too much money for being able to afford to buy it? I mean how positively unfair for someone to have that kind of pocket change when others don't.
     
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    No picture is worth that much.

    I mean look at that thing; it looks like it was done in a second grade art class with crayons.
     
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    Yes, that sure was impressive...:eek:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnLqoRtUAVg]I GOTS'A PEACE PRIZE! (Official Song) - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    No to all except when he Won the Nobel Prize. That was totally absurd.
     
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    yes yes ....millions are wrong....skull is right....you need to branch out skull...i love photography but i am not limited to it
     
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    Yeah Crayola scribbles sure am art!!!
     

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