Well, actually, no.
More like The Scream. Which, as of today, has just become the most expensive piece of artwork ever sold at auction,* raking in $119.9 million in just under 12 minutes of auction action at Sotheby's, New York..
In honor of this lucrative refutal of my father's contention that there is no money in art, I present an animated version of Edvard Munch's famous surrealist painting - with decidedly... ahhh ...unexpected results.
At the very least, it's a hoot.
If not altogether a scream.
Bonus: A poem written by Munch himself, inscribed in red paint on the frame of the drawing sold today.
I was walking along the road with two friends. The Sun was setting –
The Sky turned a bloody red
And I felt a whiff of Melancholy – I stood
Still, deathly tired – over the blue-black
Fjord and City hung Blood and Tongues of Fire
My Friends walked on – I remained behind
– shivering with Anxiety – I felt the great Scream in Nature
*Note "at auction."
In case you, too, have ambitions of disproving the old "Starving is the adjective that comes before the word artist" adage, see a list of the most expensive paintings ever sold at auctions (both public and private) at Wiki's entry here.