Last year saw not one but two record-breaking art sales—Cindy Sherman's Untitled #96 ($3.89 million) and Andreas Gursky's Rhein II ($4.3 million). Both paltry sums given the amount that Sotheby's just sold Edvard Munch's masterpiece for.
The Scream, which was painted between 1893 and 1910, just fetched $119 million dollars at auction. Let that sink in for a second. One hundred and nineteen MILLION dollars. For a single painting. Granted, yes, it is a world-famous piece as famous as the Mona Lisa but that's also the equivalent to 300 Holopacs, hell you could throw a house party with a who's who of holographic dead rappers for that sort of money.