Art: From Freud to Bicycling Monks

After 45 pictorial years, the Bettmann Archive is sold

A harried advertising executive was on the phone, demanding a print of the Mona Lisa. Since he was talking to Manhattan's Bettmann Archive Inc., which has more than 5 million pictorial representations covering every subject from cave painting to moon walking, he had certainly called the right place. Did he want black and white or color? "I don't want the usual thing!" barked the adman. "How about a side view?" It was one of the few requests that the archive has ever been unable to...

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