This incident stimulates the creativity of Munch who understands to what extent his art is new and different. He will stay four years in Berlin. His work is a dialogue between painting and printed image. It was in Berlin that he edited his most powerful pictures : Madonna, Vampire, Scream and several versions of Melancholy and of Woman on the beach.
Among the top painters, Munch is one of those who have given the highest importance to engraving. He tried all the techniques and all the possibilities for coloring either by inks or by added watercolor.
The Scream is edited in 1895 as a lithograph on wove paper with a printed inscription in German: Ich fühlte des grosse Geschrei durch die Natur (I felt the great scream throughout nature).
A copy printed in black and uncolored, signed by the artist but undated, is estimated $ 2M for sale by Sotheby's in New York on November 4, lot 53. Its sharp and thick line is beautiful.
This picture is unusual because its production time was very short: the printer had cleared the stone for reuse without asking the authorization of the artist.