Art Market News: Contemporary Italian Art Auctions Up The Ante

Prahlad Bubbar gallery

Marc Glimcher and Mollie Dent Brocklehurst of the Pace Gallery were eventually outbid as a neon and photographic work by the arte povera artist Mario Merz sold above estimate for 578,500, one of the highest prices for his work. The same work sold nine years ago for 130,000. At Christies, auctioneer Jussi Pylkkanen warned onlookers that there were 10 or 11 bidders lined up for some lots, so it could run late into the evening, which indeed it did. Here, 49 out of 53 lots were sold for 27 million the highest total for an Italian art sale.
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Masta Ace Discussess Unrealized Eminem Feature On “Disposable Arts” Rerelease

Twelve years after releasing Disposable Arts , Masta Ace has rereleased his fourth album in a special CD and DVD combo pack. Disposable Arts was released six years after Masta Ace s third album, 1995s Sittin On Chrome. The 1995 project featured the singles The I.N.C. Ride, Born To Roll and the title track. Although the set was the Brooklyn rappers most commercially successful album at the time, it was also met with backlash by some fans who did not appreciate the West Coast-leaning sound that Ace featured throughout the album and in the videos to support the project.
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