The Straits Times
Published on Oct 25, 2012

Munch's iconic The Scream goes on display in New York


NEW YORK (AFP) - The Scream, Edvard Munch's eerie 1895 masterpiece which sold in May for US$119.9 million (S$150 million), is on view for the first time since that record-breaking auction, at New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

A spokesman said the artwork has been put on display in one of MoMA's most secure areas. It is being shown along with two other Munch paintings, as well as lithographs by the Norwegian artist.

"The installation is located in the fifth floor galleries for the museum's painting and sculpture collection, so it is in a location that already features considerable technology," Ms Margaret Doyle, press officer for MoMA.

"The only additional element for The Scream is the addition of a Plexiglas cover for the work," she said.