Black and The Scream: did he or didn't he?
By The Art Newspaper. From In The Frame
Published online: 12 July 2012
The art world is rife with talk today of Leon Black, the US billionaire who, according to the Wall Street Journal, dug deep ($120m deep) for Edvard Munch's 1895 pastel, The Scream, in May at Sotheby's New York. Black, head of the investment firm Apollo Global Management, is a major art player with works by Raphael, Picasso and Turner in his collection. Speculation is now swirling about where the painting will end up: the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the Museum of Modern Art (Black sits on the board of both New York museums). And did the billionaire in question shed any light on the matter? He diplomatically declined to comment.
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