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Over the past few months, Martin Z. Margulies, who has been on the Top 200 Collectors list each year since its founding in 1990, has been busy preparing a major exhibition of Arte Povera works from his collection for his Miami exhibition space, the Warehouse. The show will bring together several rarely seen works by artists like Alighiero Boetti, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Jannis Kounellis, Giulio Paolini, Michelangelo Pistoletto, and Mario Merz. Among the works set to go on view is a recent addition to the collection, Luciano Fabro's marble sculpture Il giorno mi pesa sulla notte I (1994). It will be paired with the first Arte Povera work he ever bought, an untitled wood and metal assemblage by Jannis Kounellis from 1983, which esteemed art dealer Ileana Sonnabend sold him in 1988. The latter work, he said, has "a wonderful vibrancy to it, and I began to sense that this was something of significance to pursue for the collection." He added, "Today I continue my travels to Italy and elsewhere, searching anywhere I can to find works from early Italian collections that were put together in the 1960s and 1970s. Today these works are very difficult to come by." 

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