From Mr Hugo Lueders.

Sir, I have just read Peter Aspden’s nice presentation of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”, (“So, what does ‘The Scream Mean’?”, Life & Arts, April 21). Please allow me to make a quick point about a scream he failed to address: the scream about the price.

Modern auction prices are perverse. How can art ever be valued by simply following the logic of markets? Perhaps one of his next columns could offer some ideas, some screams, about art markets and their prices. Art is not a commodity. That’s perhaps what Munch was screaming at, no?

Hugo Lueders, Brussels, Belgium

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