Edvard Munch, “The Scream” (1895), pastel on board (© 2012 The Munch Museum/The Munch-Ellingsen Group/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York) (click to enlarge)

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.

Hrag Vartanian is editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic.

One reply on “The Scream Goes on View at MoMA on Oct 24”

  1. What’s your favorite scary movie? – Ghost Face

    A $120 million real-life horror flick. That painting came to life in that moment and helped me decide where to take my painting.

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