The Brazilian artist who bought a collection of stolen works for more than $8 million in April has offered a $8.3 million sale of the work for the art’s collection to a private collector.
The auction is part of a broader initiative to raise money for the countrys rehabilitation after the April 4 earthquake.
Brazil’s National Art Museum said it had reached an agreement with the artist and will auction the work.
The Brazilian government has said it will auction off the pieces for the proceeds to be used to rebuild homes.
The art was taken from the home of a former president and is valued at more than a billion dollars.
The museum said it has received about $10 million of donations, mostly from abroad.
The sale will go live on Tuesday.
Brazil is facing a $7.5 billion debt crisis that has left some artists with little cash to pay for their work.