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Did Tax Gripes Inspire Munch's 'The Scream'?

05/08/2012 01:21 pm ET

Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” recently sold for $120 million at an auction conducted by Sotheby’s in New York. One of four painted or pastel versions of the same image made by Munch, the auctioned work was the only one in still private hands. The buyer’s identity was not revealed.

It’s a good thing Munch wasn’t around to pay taxes on the profit.

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