Edvard Munch’s "The Scream" Could Go for $80M on Auction’s Debut

Mario Tama/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Auctioneers will have an opportunity to bid on one of the most iconic images in modern art that is up for auction for the first time ever on Wednesday night at Sotheby’s.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” could reach more than $80 million, according to experts. The estimate would mark the highest presale figure the auction house has set in its history.

The 1895 painting—one of the four versions of "The Scream" by the Norweigian artist—is the only one to stray from its counterparts at an Oslo museum and to an auction pedestal instead.

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