New York art lovers got an extra dose of happy pills as MoMA announced that Edvard Munch’s The Scream (1895) will be going on display for six months, starting October 24th. One of four renditions, this pastel pastel-on-board version is the only one owned by a private collector. According to WSJ, New York financier Leon Black is the distinguished 1%-er lending the painting for public viewing. He purchased it earlier this year for a steal at $119.9 million, breaking the record previously held by Picasso’s naked young mistress painting. This is the same piece that caused mountains of controversy during its Sotheby’s auction in light of the Art Handler lock out.
Regardless of the controversy we expect a Beatles-sized turn out on the 24th, so better get in line now.