'The Scream': Edvard Munch's painting goes for $119.9 millionAdd to Favorites | Downton Abbey
According to USA Today, the 1895 artwork -- a modern symbol of human anxiety -- was sold at Sotheby's Wednesday evening. The version of "The Scream" sold is one of four painted between 1893 and 1910. This is a record sum for a painting. The proceeds will go to building a new museum, art center and hotel in Norway.
The painting's image has been "used by everyone from Warhol to Hollywood to cartoons to teacups and T-shirts," said Michael Frahm of the art firm Frahm Ltd. "Together with the "Mona Lisa," it's the most famous and recognized image in art history."