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New York City art lovers get chance to see "The Scream"6 Nov 2012 5:09 PM
In May 2012, "The Scream," Edvard Munch's historic 1895 painting, sold at a Sotheby's auction for a record-setting $119.9 million. The anonymous bidder, who placed the bid over the phone, solicited much speculation, but his or her identity remained a mystery (although speculation suggests that it is the financier Leon Black, according to The New York Times).
The artwork, however, has entered a slightly more public sphere. The legendary piece will be on view at the Museum of Modern Art through April 2013, the source reports. This provides the perfect opportunity for art-loving owners of luxury homes in New York City to see the piece - even if they balked at the nine-figure price tag.
New York City's world-class art scene allows residents to see many of the world's most storied and cherished pieces throughout the year. The Museum of Modern Art is just one of many first-tier fine art institutions in the city. Whether you are a fan of Modern, Romantic or Renaissance art, New York City has thousands of legendary pieces to sate your appetite.
Although "The Scream" is only on view for six months, there will certainly be another painting of similar caliber to replace it come next April.