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Edvard Munch’s The Scream to Go on Display at MoMA

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ is seen at a media preview of Sotheby’s May 2012 Sales of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art on April 27, 2012 in New York City. The masterpiece is one of four versions created by Munch and the only one that is privately owned. It will be auctioned May 2 and is expected to fetch over $80 million. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Photo: Mario Tama/2012 Getty Images

The mysterious phone bidder (rumored to be Leon Black) who snagged the only privately owned version of the Norwegian artist’s work for a record $119.9 million at Sotheby’s auction in May will lend it for display at the Museum of Modern Art beginning October 24. The Times reports that the MOMA will have the never-before-publicly shown depiction of anxiety and dread for six months. In a related, cynical story, art thieves are salivating.

Munch’s The Scream to Go on Display at MoMA