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This undated photo provided by Christie's shows “Le bassin aux nymphéas,” by Claude Monet. The 1919 painting, which sold in June 2008 for $80,379,591 is one of eight works that have sold for $80 million or more at auction. When Edvard Munch’s "The Scream," is auctioned at Sotheby's in New York Wednesday May 2, 2012, it could sell for $80 million or more. (AP Photo/ Christie's)

'The Scream' fetches record price

May 3, 2012

Edvard Munch's masterpiece "The Scream," one of the world's most recognizable works of art, sold for $120 million at Sotheby's on May 2, 2012, setting a new record as the most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction.