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Roman Abramovich bought Edvard Munch's famous painting "The Scream" for $120 million


Roman Abramovich has always been interested in art objects. Recently, he acquired a unique exhibit for his collection - a painting by the famous expressionist artist Edvard Munch "The Scream", one of the versions of which was in a private collection.

Roman Abramovich bought Edvard Munch's famous painting "The Scream" for $120 million. The unusual painting by Edvard Munch "The Scream" has become one of the most famous works of the artist. Struck by the blood-red sunset, the painter tried to convey the anxiety of nature. He changed the painting "The Scream" four times, only one of the options later ended up in the hands of private collectors. It was he who acquired the oligarch Roman Abramovich . 


According to experts, the painting cost the businessman $120 million, but collectors are confident that this is an excellent investment. Roman Arkadyevich purchased the art object at the Sotheby's auction: seven participants fought for it, and the starting price was $ 50 million. After 15 minutes of trading, only one agent continued to insist on buying the painting. As it turned out, it was a representative of Roman Abramovich. 

According to rumors, the businessman's collection already has many masterpieces of contemporary art. Among them is the painting Sleeping Housekeeper by Lucian Freud, purchased for $33 million, several works by Ilya Kabakov, which the businessman presented to Dasha Zhukova , Bacon Francis' Triptych, bought by the oligarch for $87 million.

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