Mark Rothko

American, 1903–1970

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Mark Rothko’s abstract paintings are some of the most iconic artworks of the 20th century. An exquisite colorist, Rothko became famous for enigmatic canvases filled with rectangular fields hovering against brushy backdrops. He was deeply inspired by …

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
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High auction record
US$86.9m, Christie's, 2012

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