Today, MoMA announced the following and a collective smile was found on the faces of art lovers across New York:
Edvard Munch’s iconic “The Scream” (1895), among the most celebrated and recognized images in art history, will go on view at The Museum of Modern Art for a period of six months beginning October 24.
Of the four versions of “The Scream” made by Munch between 1893 and 1910, this pastel-on-board from 1895 is the only one remaining in private hands. The three other versions are in the collections of museums in Norway. “The Scream” is being lent by a private collector, and will be on view at MoMA through April 29, 2013.
For those who may not remember, this is the painting that sold for $119.9m at auction earlier this year and is owned, according to WSJ, by New York financier Leon Black.