Sotheby's Impressionaist and Modern Art Evening Sale in NY is showcased at it's London, New Bond Street auction house. Edvard Munch’s "The Scream" from 1895, could exceed $80 million. The present version of The Scream, which dates from 1895, is one of four versions of the composition and the only version still in private hands. It will be on view in London for the first time ever, with the exhibition at Sotheby’s opening on 13 April. In New York, and also for the first time ever, it will be on exhibition at Sotheby’s, beginning 27 April. The work is owned by Norwegian businessman Petter Olsen, whose father Thomas was a friend, neighbor and patron of Munch. The Scream will lead its Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale in New York on 2 May 2012.

This timelapse shows what a large photo call looks like; there are there waves of some of the country's top photographers being brought into the room to see the $80 million, guarded painting.

Apart from the opening and closing photographs which were taken on a Leica M9, the entire timelapse was shot on an HD Hero. All images were processed in Aperture and the video was made in FCP X.

Update: Edvard Munch’s The Scream sold at Sotheby’s New York late last night (May 02, 2012) for $119.9 million (£73.9 million) – the highest price for any work of art ever sold at auction.

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