Art: Metropolitan's Titian

In the official mind of Manhattan's Metropolitan Museum of Art only two men have ever really used paint. One was Rembrandt the Dutchman. The other was Titian the Venetian. Of some 300 closely-held authentic Titians, the Metropolitan until last week had only two. Then it bought a third from Duveen Bros., Inc. and called it "the most important purchase of a single piece of art ever made by the museum." Asked the price of this jewel, the Museum's Director Herbert Eustis Winlock replied, "We never talk prices. They don't mean anything." A...

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