Edvard Munch Master Work Expected to Fetch $35M
Sotheby's will feature a rare masterpiece by the Norwegian Symbolist Edvard Munch at its Impressionist and Modern Art auction in early November. The 1894 piece, Vampire, is expected to fetch at least $35 million in its debut at auction. In May, Munch's Girls on a Bridge sold for $30 million, and Vampire is the only piece in Munch's series The Frieze of Life of the early 1890s, including The Scream, that is not in a museum. (See these pieces and a few more in the gallery.)
After being on loan to the Met for 10 years, the piece will be shown at Sotheby's London and Moscow through October before returning to New York.
[via Art Daily]
Gallery: Master Works by Edvard Munch