PARIS (May. 25)
An auction sale of paintings, books, jewels and other art objects has brought the Youth Aliyah movement 8,000,000 francs (about $23,000), it was announced here today.
The sale, held in the Charpentier Gallery, featured works donated by artists, dealers and private collectors. The highest price was 680,000 francs paid for a painting by Marc Chagall and the second highest was 230,000 francs for a Picasso drawing. Among the notables present at the auction was Israel Minister Yaacov Tsur.
The Louvre this week opened to the public, for the first time, a portion of a collection of rare engravings left to the French national museum by Baron Edmund de Rothschild. The collection includes works of such masters as Rembrandt and Da Vinci