Friday, 4 May 2012

Fifth Version of Munch's The Scream Fetches £1 at Auction

Munch's 'The Scream' may have been sold for a record breaking $120m, however, a fifth version of the painting, recently discovered in a small East London suburb called Walthamstow, sold for £1 by a market trader to a pensioner called Les.

Walthamstow is famous for its abandoned mattresses and was responsible for the 'Celebrities that look like Mattresses' series. But now it seems Walthamstow has inspired many famous artists, who visited the small town during their primary years and created many famous works of art.

Later this month, these other rare pieces will be up for auction on Walthamstow Market:

If you would like to know more about Walthamstow visit The Walthamstow (unofficial) Tourist Board where you will be able to buy postcards, calendars and go on an organised tour of abandoned mattresses.

This quirky town recently voted Brian Harvey for Mayor, but when your choice is the bumbling buffoon and bendy-bus botherer Boris Johnson, or Ken Barlow, who can blame them?

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