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In 1961, the Metropolitan Museum in New York paid $2,3000,000 for the painting "Aristotle contemplating the bust of Homer" by Rembrandt. It was the highest price ever paid for a painting. Rembrandt received 500 guilders for the same picture and fought off debtors all his life. Heller examines the painting out of its frame as a representation of history, travelling through Greece, Holland, England and America encompassing life from 500 BC to the present day. The author also wrote "Catch 22", "Something Happened", "Good as ...

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Picture This
2000, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780684868196

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Picture This
1989, Ballantine Books

ISBN-13: 9780345358868

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Picture This
1989, Picador, London

ISBN-13: 9780330308885

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Picture This
1988, Putnam Publishing Group

ISBN-13: 9780399133558


Picture This
1988, Macmillan, London

ISBN-13: 9780333466902


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