Source Denies Reports of Russian Billionaire Abramovich Buying Munch's 'The Scream' for $120 Mln

© AP Photo / Francois MoriIn this photo taken on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, employees present the painting "The Scream" by Edvard Munch, prior to it being exhibited, at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, France.
In this photo taken on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, employees present the painting The Scream by Edvard Munch, prior to it being exhibited, at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, France. - Sputnik International
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The painting was created by Edvard Munch (with three more versions of "The Scream" following from 1893 to 1910) and is considered to be one of the most genuine depictions of desperation and anxiety in modern art. It depicts a man standing on a bridge and appearing to cry out in pain, right towards the viewer.

The seventh-wealthiest man in Russia Roman Abramovich didn't purchase Edvard Munch's "The Scream", a source close to the billionaire told Sputnik. According to the source, the reports were not consistent with the facts.

Russian media outlets previously reported, citing Telegram channel Sotheby's life, that Abramovich was the unnamed collector who had bought one of the four versions of the painting by the Norwegian expressionist at Sotheby's for $120 million.

© Sputnik / Grigory Sysoev / Go to the photo bankRoman Abramovich
Source Denies Reports of Russian Billionaire Abramovich Buying Munch's 'The Scream' for $120 Mln - Sputnik International
Roman Abramovich

The auction house, however, later dismissed the report, adding that the painting had been auctioned in 2012. The identity of the collector remained concealed, however, according to reports by The Wall Street Journal in 2012, the masterpiece was purchased by American investor and art collector Leon Black.

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