May 2008, Another World Record Price for Munch

Munch’s 1902 version of Pikene på Broen (The Girls on the Bridge), attracted a lot of bidders at Sotheby’s sale in New York on May 7, 2008. It finally sold for $30.8 million, well above its estimate and a world record.  It was sold by Graham Kirkham,  the founder of DFS Furniture, and has risen substantially in price since selling at auction  in 1980 for $2.8. Mr Kirkham bought it  for $7.2 million in 1996.

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