LONDON, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The forthcoming sale of Edvard Munch's The Scream looks likely to break records at Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art sale on the 2nd May.
Robert Read, fine art expert at Hiscox says "It won't be screams of despair that are heard on the night...This painting is recognisable the world over and works of this well known nature hardly ever come to market. Furthermore, as the very top end of the market continues to perform very strongly, looking into my crystal ball I could easily see this iconic work becoming the most expensive ever to be sold at auction."
Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, is headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX). There are three main underwriting parts of the Group - Hiscox London Market, Hiscox UK and Europe and Hiscox International. Hiscox London Market underwrites internationally traded business in the London Market - generally large or complex business which needs to be shared with other insurers or needs the international licences of Lloyd's. Hiscox UK and Hiscox Europe offer a range of specialist insurance for professionals and business customers, as well as high net worth individuals. Hiscox International includes operations in Bermuda, Guernsey and USA. Hiscox Insurance Company Limited, Hiscox Underwriting Limited, Hiscox Europe Underwriting Limited and Hiscox Syndicates Limited are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.
For further information, visit http://www.hiscox.com