Haute 100 NY Update: Leon Black Revealed As Buyer Of “The Scream”

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Financier Leon Black purchased Edvard Munch’s iconic painting “The Scream” for $120 million at a 12-minute Sotheby’s auction in May, the Wall Street Journal reports. That figure set a record for a work of art sold at auction, and immediately generated keen interest in the art world as to who the mystery buyer was. Now, the guessing game shifts to where the painting–of a terror-stricken man holding his head in his hands at a popular Oslo suicide site–will be displayed to the public.


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