Edvard Munch's iconic artwork The Scream sold for $120m
3 May 2012 Last updated at 05:58 BST
Norwegian expressionist Edvard Munch's The Scream has become the most expensive art work sold at auction as it went in New York for $119.9m (£74m).
The 1895 pastel was bought at Sotheby's in New York City. Bidding began at some $50m, and lasted for just 12 minutes.
The work is one of four in a series by the Norwegian expressionist artist and was the only one still owned privately.
Laura Trevelyan reports.