Pricey Pictures

Associated Press
Staff stand guard by Edvard Munch's 'The Scream' as it is hung for display at Sotheby's Auction Rooms in London. The picture made with pastels is one of four versions of the composition, and dates from 1895, it will be auctioned in the Impressionist and Modern Art Sale in New York, with an estimated price of 80 million dollars.

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"The Scream", the iconic painting by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, will be auctioned at Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art sale tonight. It is expected to be sold for as much as $80 million, which would make it one of the most expensive paintings ever sold at auction. Here's a look at some of the world's costliest paintings. (sources: Christies; Sotheby's; Business Insider; New York Times; The Independent; Forbes; BBC; About.com.)

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