In the last month, records in art sales have been broken on multiple fronts. Pop artist extraordinaire Roy Lichtenstein’s Sleeping Girl from 1964broke a previous record of $43.2 million set by the artist at Christie’s in November by selling for $44.8 million at Sotheby’s - Christie, notably, also just sold Rothko’s Orange, Red, Yellow for the highest price of any Post-War piece at $86.9 million. But the most significant news of all in this crazy month of art sales was the transfer of Edvard Munch’s game-changing The Scream painting, which became the most expensive work of art in the world at $119,922,500. Arguably the second-most recognizable work of art in the world, the painting surpassed Picasso’s work and Giacometti’s sculpture - the only sculpture in the world worth more than $100 million - for the title. Yahoo! reports:

Besides “The Scream" and Picasso’s "Nude, Green Leaves, and Bust," only two other works have sold for more than $100 million at auction. Those are Picasso’s "Boy With a Pipe (The Young Apprentice)" for $104.1 million in 2004 and Alberto Giacometti’s "Walking Man I" for $104.3 million in 2010.