Mark Rothko, ‘Mark Rothko 1978 Guggenheim Museum exhibition poster’, 1978, Lot 180
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Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko 1978 Guggenheim Museum exhibition poster, 1978

Offset lithograph on wove paper
38 × 23 in
96.5 × 58.4 cm
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Lot 180

1978 Mark Rothko Guggenheim Museum exhibition poster:
An original 1978 exhibition poster printed by …

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Very good with the exception of some minor handling marks
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Guggenheim Museum New York
Mark Rothko
American, 1903–1970
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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 surreal biomorphic ones in his early works to the dark squares and rectangles in later years, are intended to evoke the metaphysical through viewers’ communion with the canvas in a controlled setting. “I'm not an abstractionist,” he once said. “I'm interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on.” His “Rothko Chapel Paintings” (1964-1967), 14 wall-sized monochromatic black paintings installed in a non-denominational church in Houston, Texas, represent the realization of Rothko’s desire that his work be viewed in close quarters.

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1978 Mark Rothko Guggenheim Museum exhibition poster:
An original 1978 exhibition poster printed by Pace Editions New York and published by the Guggenheim Museum. Features copyright of the Estate of Mark Rothko at bottom right. Published in conjunction with 'Mark Rothko 1903–1970: A Retrospective' a major …

Medium
Condition
Very good with the exception of some minor handling marks
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Guggenheim Museum New York
Mark Rothko
American, 1903–1970
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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 surreal biomorphic ones in his early works to the dark squares and rectangles in later years, are intended to evoke the metaphysical through viewers’ communion with the canvas in a controlled setting. “I'm not an abstractionist,” he once said. “I'm interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on.” His “Rothko Chapel Paintings” (1964-1967), 14 wall-sized monochromatic black paintings installed in a non-denominational church in Houston, Texas, represent the realization of Rothko’s desire that his work be viewed in close quarters.

Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko 1978 Guggenheim Museum exhibition poster, 1978

Offset lithograph on wove paper
38 × 23 in
96.5 × 58.4 cm
.
Sold
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