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by:   大世人

Here are two famous paintings in contrast.

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above:  A pastel version of “The Scream” by Edvard Munch fetched nearly $120 million from an anonymous buyer Wednesday at Sotheby’s in New York, setting a new world record for a work of art sold at auction.

Experts had expected the masterpiece to break new ground at the famed New York auction house; its presale estimate of at least $80 million was the highest ever listed at Sotheby’s.

It sold for $119,922,500, which includes the premium paid to Sotheby’s.

Previously, the most expensive artwork ever sold there was Pablo Picasso’s painting “Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust,” which brought in $106.5 million two years ago. The previous record for a Munch work of art was just over $38 million.

The version of “The Scream” on the block Wednesday was one of four — two pastels and two paintings — executed between 1893 and 1910, Sotheby’s said, and is one of the best-known images in modern art.

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above:   This is the most famous Chinese modern art “Bo Ze Dong” 薄泽东 been released lately in 2012.

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