'The Scream' fetches record price

Associated Press
Edvard Munch's "The Scream" is auctioned at Sotheby's  Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in New York. The image is one of four versions created by the Norwegian expressionist painter. Three are in Norwegian museums. The one at the Sotheby's auction is the only one left in private hands. It is being sold by Norwegian businessman Petter Olsen, whose father was a friend and patron of the artist. The hammer price was $107 Million with the buyers premium the price  is $119,922, 500. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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Edvard Munch's masterpiece "The Scream," one of the world's most recognizable works of art, sold for $120 million at Sotheby's on May 2, 2012, setting a new record as the most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction.

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