Editor's note -- Felix Salmon is not impressed. He tweets that Edvard Munch's The Scream got sold in 17 tweets by Art Market. The next day he writes a blog post about the sale called "Art valuation datapoints of the day".
Salmon said the reason The Scream sold for $120 million is not because it's "Good Art" but because "it's a cultural icon, something instantly recognizable".
"It’s really not all that far from what you find in any art class of tortured adolescents."