"The Scream" Going on View at MoMA

The 1895 artwork — a modern symbol of human anxiety — was sold at Sotheby's for nearly $120 million

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012  |  Updated 7:40 AM EDT
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"The Scream" Going on View at MoMA

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Edvard Munch's "The Scream" is auctioned at Sotheby's Wednesday, May 2.

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Edvard Munch's "The Scream,'' which sold for nearly $120 million at auction, will go on view at the Museum of Modern Art.     

The museum announced Tuesday that the iconic image will be on display from Oct. 24 to April 29.     

The painting is the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction. It was purchased by an anonymous private collector at Sotheby's on May 2.   

Munch created four versions of "The Scream'' between 1893 and 1910. This is the only one in private hands. The other three are in Norwegian museums. 

MoMA Director Glenn Lowry said, "This will be a rare opportunity to see this extraordinary work of art.''     

It's an image of a man holding his head and screaming under a streaked, blood-red sky.

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