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Edvard Munch's "The Scream" is hung for display
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Edvard Munch's "The Scream" is hung for display at Sotheby's Auction Rooms in London, Thursday, April 12, 2012. The picture, which dates from 1895, was made with pastels and is one of four versions of the composition. It was sold May 2, 2012, for $119,922,500 by Sotheby’s in New York City, making it the most expensive artwork ever auctioned. (April 12, 2012)(Credit: AP)

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World's most expensive art

Edvard Munch's “The Scream” was sold May 2, 2012 for $119,922,500 by Sotheby’s in New York City, making it the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction. Here's a look at the previous pieces that topped the list. (May 3, 2012)