Edvard Munch

2012 was a landmark year for Edvard Munch (1863-1944). Not only did his best-known painting, The Scream, sell for a record price, he was also the subject of a major international survey exhibition (see Worldwide 34334). “Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye” opened at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, traveled to the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, and is currently on view at Tate Modern in London. Featuring many of the Norwegian artist’s masterpieces, alongside a wide selection of his drawings and photographs, the exhibition positioned Munch as both an important inspiration for a diverse range of 20th-century avant-garde artists and as a major modernist in his own right.