Edvard Munch painting Girls on the Bridge fetches £44m

Edvard Munch painting Girls on the Bridge fetches £44m
 

Girls on the Bridge, a painting by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, has sold for $54.5m (£43.9m) at auction.
It is the second-highest auction price paid for a work by Munch, the auction house, Sotheby's, confirmed.
The artist's most famous painting, The Scream, was his most expensive work of art to sell at auction, going for $119.9m in 2012.
Girls on the Bridge, which went under the hammer in New York on Monday, was painted in 1902.
It depicts women in colourful dresses which contrast with a darker and more anguished landscape.
Sotheby's had estimated the painting would sell for above $50... read more

 
15 November 2016 in Art & Culture, Views: 47
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