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Iconic "Scream" to be Offered at Auction

Posted on 04/25/2012 1:52:07 PM PDT by ml/nj

I just realized one of Edvard Munch's "Screams" is being offered at auction at Sotheby's in NYC on May 2. I'm not much of a fan of this sort of "art" but this is a BIG deal. According to Wikipedia, there are four versions of The Scream. The one being offered is the pastel version. The image below is one copied from the Sotheby's catalog and differs slightly from others available I might have linked to.

The Sotheby's catalog indicates that the estimated price for this piece is available on request. The Wikipedia article notes that this item is expected to fetch $80 million! This is Item #20 in the May 2 Sale. The sale continues on May 3. (I hope these links work! They work for me.)

These items that Sotheby's auctions are usually on display to the general public but this one seems to be restricted to "Sotheby's clients." (I'm not sure whom this includes, but I guess if I want to go have a look, I'll see whether being on their email list is enough.) The times are:

Fri, 27 Apr | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat, 28 Apr | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun, 29 Apr | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mon, 30 Apr | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue, 1 May | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed, 2 May | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ML/NJ


TOPICS: Arts/Photography
KEYWORDS: munch; scream; sothebys

1 posted on 04/25/2012 1:52:13 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

The pic reminds me of how I feel when thinking about Zer0 being re-elected.


2 posted on 04/25/2012 1:57:42 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

“The pic reminds me of how I feel when thinking about Zer0 being re-elected.”

I was thinking the same thing. Should make some kind of zerobama logo with it...


3 posted on 04/25/2012 2:03:59 PM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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To: Paladin2

“The pic reminds me of how I feel when thinking about Zer0 being re-elected.”

I was thinking the same thing. Should make some kind of zerobama logo with it...


4 posted on 04/25/2012 2:04:02 PM PDT by CharlotteVRWC
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5 posted on 04/25/2012 2:05:26 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: ml/nj
My desktop.


6 posted on 04/25/2012 2:08:26 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: ml/nj

For a moment, I thought this might have something to do with Howard Dean?


7 posted on 04/25/2012 2:10:04 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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8 posted on 04/25/2012 2:17:48 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: ml/nj
SUCKA ATE MY DOG?!


9 posted on 04/25/2012 2:19:23 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Slightly different version!

ML/NJ


10 posted on 04/25/2012 2:21:42 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

No Likey.

Never did.

Give me Norman Rockwell for real artistic talent.

How unhip of me....


11 posted on 04/25/2012 2:21:53 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Non-Holder person.)
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To: EyeGuy
No art museum can be considered top notch unless they have the original Elvis and Dale Earnhardt paintings on black velvet.
12 posted on 04/25/2012 2:28:28 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: ml/nj
Iconic "Scream"

Is that what the title is? I always thought it was

"Where's my IPOD!"

13 posted on 04/25/2012 2:29:18 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: EyeGuy
Samuel Morse was an artist before that whole telegraph/Morse code came to him. His giant painting "Gallery of the Louvre" shows one gallery in which he copied his favorite paintings from throughout the Louvre. He was often accompanied by his friend James Fennimore Cooper (who, with his wife and daughter are painted in the piece. Morse's own self-portrait is shown looking over a painters shoulder.

Photobucket

14 posted on 04/25/2012 2:37:36 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush
Whoa, very cool.

Who knew art could be so attractive?

15 posted on 04/25/2012 2:42:45 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ml/nj
That is odd. I always thought this was The Scream.

There are like 4 of them.

16 posted on 04/25/2012 2:53:40 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Paladin2

David McCullough wrote “The Greater Journey” about Americans in Paris in the 19th century. It has a detailed description of Morse, Cooper and many others, and includes the story of this painting. I started the book with low expectations but enjoyed it immensely.


17 posted on 04/25/2012 2:55:26 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: ml/nj
The original....


18 posted on 04/25/2012 2:57:37 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: ml/nj

That is Ted Kennedy and his advisors on Chappaquidick bridge.


19 posted on 04/25/2012 2:57:49 PM PDT by healy61
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To: ml/nj

Nice painting. I have one just about like it taped to my refrigerator right now.


20 posted on 04/25/2012 3:02:32 PM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: ml/nj

21 posted on 04/25/2012 3:05:24 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("I'm comfortable with a Romney win." - Pres. Jimmy Carter)
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To: gorush

Yes.

Talent.


22 posted on 04/25/2012 3:05:24 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Non-Holder person.)
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To: gorush

http://gallery.euroweb.hu/html/p/poussin/3/29landsc.html


23 posted on 04/25/2012 3:09:32 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

http://faculty.washington.edu/dillon/Morse_Gallery/


24 posted on 04/25/2012 3:10:13 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Nice, thanks!


25 posted on 04/25/2012 3:14:20 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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26 posted on 04/25/2012 3:14:28 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: gorush

So back then the Mona Lisa was just hanging there with a bunch of other stuff?


27 posted on 04/25/2012 3:16:12 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Paladin2

Alright. That’s what I’m talkin’ about! :{)


28 posted on 04/25/2012 3:17:06 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: aruanan

No, he moved his scaffold around the Louvre and inserted his favorites on to the walls of his imaginary gallery. That juxtaposition never actually occurred.


29 posted on 04/25/2012 3:19:21 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: ml/nj

It looks like something a 5th grader did with crayons.


30 posted on 04/25/2012 3:19:59 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Paladin2
Thanks for the larger scale version of this:

Photobucket

31 posted on 04/25/2012 3:23:37 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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32 posted on 04/25/2012 3:26:37 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: ml/nj

I’ll pass this one up and save my $80,000,000 to buy a loaf of bread next year.


33 posted on 04/25/2012 3:30:04 PM PDT by bgill
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To: JaguarXKE
It looks like something a 5th grader did with crayons.

Exactly.

34 posted on 04/25/2012 3:33:15 PM PDT by bgill
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To: ml/nj
The two men in the background of the original painting are self appointed art critics, saying that this looks like a painting a 5th grader did with crayons. To quote them: "Kinkade's better!"


35 posted on 04/25/2012 3:43:05 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: JaguarXKE

It wasn’t?


36 posted on 04/25/2012 3:45:43 PM PDT by rightly_dividing (Newt 2012)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

37 posted on 04/25/2012 3:47:58 PM PDT by Yehuda (www.jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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To: doorgunner69

You read my mind!


38 posted on 04/25/2012 3:52:48 PM PDT by GnL
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To: Yehuda

I saw Dick Cheney on TV the other night. He looks great!


39 posted on 04/25/2012 3:57:57 PM PDT by SHOOT THE MOON bat
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To: gorush

It was apparently a genre. A good way to practice skillz.


40 posted on 04/25/2012 4:15:10 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: bgill
I’ll pass this one up and save my $80,000,000 to buy a loaf of bread next year.

Optimist. You'll need a silver dime or two.

41 posted on 04/25/2012 4:31:13 PM PDT by Stentor ("All cults of personality start out as high drama and end up as low comedy.")
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To: SHOOT THE MOON bat

yep!


42 posted on 05/02/2012 7:53:00 AM PDT by Yehuda (www.jewpoint.blogspot.com)
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