Edvard Munch: the Modern Life of the Soul, the splendid show that ran at MoMA, New York, between 19 Feb – 8 May 2006, was the best attended show in New York that year, according to statistics published in The Art Newspaper (March 2007). A total of 419,563 visitors attended; 6,184 a day. Sue Prideaux gave a walk-through talk on the show in the gallery for CNN’s popular Sunday morning TV programme ‘Sunday.’
The same show came off well in terms of all art shows world-wide where, according to the same source, it attained 5th place overall. It came 3rd in the Impressionist and Modern top ten. With another world record price achieved in the auction rooms, it seems Munch’s time has come.