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Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Face That Launched 1,000 Therapists



The figure at the center of Edvard Munch's "The Scream", created by the Norwegian artist in 1895, has gone by many names: a fetus, a worm, a tadpole, a skull.

It has been dubbed "the portrait of a soul" and "the face that launched 1,000 therapists."

Sotheby's experts anticipate the work will fetch more than $80 million, the highest presale figure the auction house has ever set.


We can all relate to the frustration one sees in the painting and there are 1,000 stories or more hidden within the imaginations of this piece that could be composed.

Got any ideas, authors?


Update:


The painting sold at auction for: $119,922,500.00  - (over 689 million Norwegian kroner)

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