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When Rembrandt's Aristotle was acquired by the Met in 1961, it was big general news, as its price, $2.3 million, chump change in today's art market, was the highest price ever paid for a single art work.
I added the paragraph citing Held. Much more about the painting could be added from that source Chaz van Rijn (talk) 00:44, 25 May 2012 (UTC)