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Munch's Madonna Sets U.K. Record

An Edvard Munch print, never before seen by the public, sold for a record £1.25 million at a Bonhams auction, making it the most expensive print sold in the U.K. and the second most expensive in the world. The winning bid, which went to a U.S. buyer, was for double the artwork's estimated value. The hand-colored drawing, in Munch’s swirling style, is signed and dated 1895—arguably the earliest hand-colored drawing—and is described as being in “excellent condition,” having been in artist Frank Avray Wilson’s family for more than 100 years.