Welcome to a new weekly feature here at Velvet Roper, the Question of the Week.
In the past week, one rife with huge art auctions, there was one that caught everyone’s attention, because of its utterly iconic screeching man and its sale at the record-breaking sum of $119.9 million: Edvard Munch’s The Scream.
During The Observer’s typically densely packed social schedule (Met Ball, James Beard Awards, and, like, five cancer benefits!), we managed to snag a few notables for a quotable on the painting:
What did you think when you heard about the blockbuster art sale of Edvard Munch’s The Scream?
Click through the slideshow to see answers from the likes of Wolfgang Puck, Jeff Koons, and Donald Trump, and see who was excited about the sale, who felt sympathy for Vincent Van Gogh who died broke, and who didn’t have any idea what we were talking about.