“The Scream” to auction at Sotheby’s
Andy Warhol’s screenprints inspired by Edvard Munch’s are much in demand. The insiration is high and so is the demand. Norwegian Expressionist artist Edvard Munch’s masterpiece and one of the world’s most expensive paintings, ‘The Scream’ still echoes after about 117 years of its creation in 1895. The Norwegian painter and printmaker whose intensely evocative treatment of psychological themes built upon some of the main tenets of late 19th-century Symbolism and greatly influenced German Expressionism in the early 20th century. One of his most well-known works is The Scream of 1893. Painted in 1893, The Scream is Munch’s most famous work and one of the most recognizable paintings in all art. It has been widely interpreted as representing the universal anxiety of modern man.
Symbolizing the plight of man in the stressful modern day scenario, this iconic composition described as an ‘image for a godless age’ by Munch himself, is regarded as the most reproduced piece of art ever created. Emphasizing the basic features of the figure to create a cartoon-like face and exchanging the somber tones of Munch’s work for his own piece of unique, bright clashing color combinations, pop-artist Andy Warhol made some radical changes to the original motif.
The Scream (After Munch) is expected to fetch a price between $317,600 and $476,360.