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Art Auction in Paris Brings 8, Oop, Oop Francs for Youth Aliyah

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

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