Four versions of Edvard Munch’s The Scream exist (they’re actually a set from a series called The Frieze of Life). This particular Scream is the only one in a private collection.
Can you even imagine what this guy sounds like?! “Oh yeah, you know, just, uh, The Scream here, hanging out in my front parlor.” Yeesh, what a chump.
Sotheby’s lists the work as sold in 2012 for 119,922,500 USD. But THEN it says: (Hammer Price with Buyer’s Premium) next to the price tag.
If there is a more romantic parenthetical, I don’t even wanna know.