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MER ART COLLECTION Acquisition Award

MAY 2021

The MER Collection, with its main warehouses in Segovia, is the result of the dedication, perseverance and collecting passion of the married couple Elena Rueda and Marcos Martín Blanco, and their son Rafael Martín - the trio from which the acronym of the collection derives. 

It began in the 1980s and has matured to become one of the most important international private collections in Spain and Europe. Thanks to its efforts to educate its visual culture and its curiosity to study and learn about contemporary art, the MER Collection brings together nearly 800 works with both national and international names, such as Luis Gordillo, Eric Fischl, Lisa Yuskavage, Norbert Bisky, Marilyn Minter, Hugo Crosthwaite, Bill Viola and Miquel Barceló, among many others. 

In this fifth edition, the Urvanity Art fair collaborates with the MER Collection in this search for new names and trends in art, highlighting the best artistic talents of the current scene of New Contemporary Art, through an Acquisition Award. One artist will be selected from among the participants in the fair, whose work will become part of the MER Collection. 

The winner of the award will be announced on the day of the Preview of the fair, May 27th. 


Award Winner

"Bostezo" by Imon Boy, represented at Urvanity 2021 by La Causa Art Gallery, has been acquired by the MER Collection. 


"Bostezo" - Imon Boy. Oil on canvas.
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