Sotheby’s auction house in New York will auction off a 1895 pastel version of “The Scream” by Edvard Munch, one of the four versions of the artwork, in just a few hours. Experts say it could sell for up to $200 million, a world record price for a piece of art. Jerry Saltz breaks it down on video here, and also manages to get in mention of the art handlers lock out.
For those of you who don’t regularly read Jerry’s work, head to New York Magazine where he’s the art critic, penning articles like this one on the current state of the art market. He’s well worth reading.