What does this image mean?

What does this image mean?
Sotheby's employees pose with Norwegian artist Edvard Munch's 1895 pastel on board version of 'The Scream' at Sotheby's auction house in central London in this April 12, 2012 file photo.
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Beneath a boiling sky, aflame with yellow, orange and red, an androgynous figure stands upon a bridge. Wearing a sinuous blue coat, which appears to flow, surreally, into a torrent of aqua, indigo and ultramarine behind him, he holds up two elongated hands on either side of his hairless, skull-like head.

His eyes wide with shock, he unleashes a bloodcurdling shriek. Despite distant vestiges of normality - two figures upon the bridge, a boat on the fjord - everything is suffused with a sense of primal, overwhelming horror.

This, of course, is The Scream, by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch - the second most famous image in art history, after Leonardo's Mona Lisa.

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