Cheers and applause as The Scream breaks records

This is the moment Edvard Munch's The Scream fetched a record-breaking $119.9 million dollars (£74 million) at auction.

Describing the dramatic sale, a Sotheby's spokesman said: "A group of seven bidders jumped into the competition early, but it was a prolonged battle between two highly determined phone bidders that carried the final selling price to its historic level."

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The Scream sells for $120m

Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream" has become the most expensive painting ever sold at auction, fetching a record $120 million at auction in New York.