I Shall 'Scream' At Such A Price Tag One of four versions Edvard Munch made of his masterpiece, The Scream, one of the most recognizable works of art in the world, was auctioned at Sotheby's this week for a record-setting price: $119 million.
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I Shall 'Scream' At Such A Price Tag

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I Shall 'Scream' At Such A Price Tag

I Shall 'Scream' At Such A Price Tag

I Shall 'Scream' At Such A Price Tag

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One of four versions Edvard Munch made of his masterpiece, The Scream, one of the most recognizable works of art in the world, was auctioned at Sotheby's this week for a record-setting price: $119 million.

SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

We don't want the week to end without noting one of the four versions Edvard Munch made of his masterpiece, The Scream, one of the most recognizable works of art in the world, was auctioned at Sotheby's this week for a record-setting price: $120 million - $120 million.

(SOUNDBITE OF SCREAM)

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "I SHALL SCREAM")

SIMON: $120 million - shouldn't the guy be smiling?

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "I SHALL SCREAM")

SIMON: "I Shall Scream," Hope Jackman and Paul Whitsun-Jones, from the original, London cast of "Oliver."

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

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