Screaming around NYC

There has been a lot of ( official ) screaming around NYC in the past few months. The inspiration may have come from the sale at Sotheby’s last year of Edvard Munch’s The Scream for $120M, which made it the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction. This version of the iconic piece has been on view at the MOMA over the winter, but if you missed it, there is another interesting exhibition at Scandinavia House on Park Avenue. Munch and Warhol are sharing the limelight in The Multiple Image, where you can see four pieces of Munch’s work ( The Scream, Madonna, The Brooch. Eva Mudocci, Self Portrait ) and Warhol’s interpretation of it. Both men were printmakers and both were self promoting – gaining more than just 15 minutes of fame. But presenting them together in a conversation about ‘art’ perhaps needs another Norwegian voice to balance the picture. Arvid Andreassen has created a collection of parodies of Munch’s Scream as a very entertaining tribute to the original artist on his 150th birthday. I’m not sure what Munch would think, but I am sure he will get the last laugh…

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2 Responses to Screaming around NYC

  1. Dallas Colley says:

    Or perhaps the final scream! Thank you Dear Gabrielle your blogs are just great

  2. Katherine Woolsey says:

    Oh no……That type of (ART) is not for me.

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