Mark Rothko

American, 1903-1970

29,886 followers

Mark Rothko

American, 1903-1970

29,886 followers

Mark Rothko’s search to express profound emotion through painting culminated in his now-signature …

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Mark Rothko’s search to express profound emotion through painting culminated in his now-signature compositions of richly colored squares filling large canvases, evoking what he referred to as “the sublime.” One of the pioneers of Color Field Painting, Rothko’s abstract arrangements of shapes, ranging from the slightly …

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Selected career achievements
Blue chip
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
High auction record
$87m, Christie's, 2012
Solo show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 2 more
Group show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 9 more
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 3 more
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 3 more
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