Art: Sale

The Italian Government last week was willing to trade art, of which it has plenty, for cash, which it lacks. It offered nine paintings, including a Titian, to U.S. buyers. The price tag: $171,600.

A branch of Leo Crowley's FEA, the Government-owned U.S. Commercial Co., will sell the paintings to U.S. buyers.

A well-fed Venus by Titian at $55,000 tops the list. Going at $16,500 are two Carravaggios, Profane Love and David with Goliath's Head; Gauguin's The Green Man, and Bronzino's Eleanor of Aragon. Pieter Breughel's Amsterdam under the Snow is priced at $14,850; Bronzino's Venus and Cupid at $13,750; Antonio Moro's Portrait...

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