Munch's "The Scream" will be auctioned at Sotheby's here in New York and
it's expected to sell for over $80 million. Yikes! The
pastel-on-board version from 1895 could even become the most
expensive work ever sold at auction -- if it tops the $106.5 million
paid recently for a Picasso. But why is the guy in the painting screaming? The work's
current owner, Petter Olsen, tells the Financial Times that it depicts the artist's "feeling of anxiety" and the "great scream in nature." In other news, Papermag will be auctioning this version of the scream tomorrow. It's expected to sell for the price of a lovely cheese pizza, just for you.