Mark Rothko, ‘No. 36 (Black Stripe)’, 1958, Christie's

Signature: signed, titled and dated 'MARK ROTHKO #36 - 1958' (on the reverse)

London, Tate Gallery, Painting & Sculpture of a Decade: 54-64, April-June 1964, pp. 100-101, cat. no. 86 (illustrated).

Tokyo, National Museum of Modern Art; Kyoto, National Museum of Modern Art; New Delhi, Lalit Kala Akademi; Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria and Sidney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Two Decades of American Painting, October 1966-August 1967, pp. 50 and 71 (illustrated).

Barcelona, Fundacio´ Joan Miro´, Mark Rothko, November 2000-January 2001, p. 103 (illustrated in color).

Basel, Fondation Beyeler, Mark Rothko, February-April 2001, pp. 115 and 173, no. 44 (illustrated in color).

Baden-Baden, Museum Frieder Burda, Eröffnungsausstellung Sammlung Frieder Burda, October 2004-February 2005, p. 37 (installation view illustrated in color).

Baden-Baden, Museum Frieder Burda, Bilderwechsel III - Amerikanische Malerei, September 2005-January 2006.

Baden-Baden, Museum Frieder Burda, Bibel-Bilder: Arnulf Rainer - Gustave Doré / Einblicke. Werke aus der Sammlung Frieder Burda, November 2006-January 2007.

Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue? Positionen der Farbfeldmalerei, July-September 2007, pp. 147 and 165 (illustrated in color).

Baden-Baden, Museum Frieder Burda, Deutsche und Amerikanische Malerei. Aus der Sammlung Frieder Burda, October 2007-January 2008, p. 9, no. 1 (illustrated in color).

Munich, Kunsthalle der Hypo Kulturstiftung, Mark Rothko Retrospektive, February-August 2008, no. 79 (illustrated in color).

Baden-Baden, Museum Frieder Burda, "Die Bilder tun was mit mir..." Einblicke in die Sammlung, March-June 2010.

Baden-Baden, Museum Frieder Burda, Lebenslinien. Stationen einer Sammlung, March-May 2011.

Baden-Baden, Museum Frieder Burda, 40 l 10. 40 Jahre Sammlung - 10 Jahre Museum Frieder Burda, July-October 2014, pp. 48-49 (illustrated in color).

Baden-Baden, Museum Frieder Burda, 40 l 10. Bilderwechsel, November 2014-February 2015.

D. Anfam, Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas, Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven, 1998, no. 631, p. 493 (illustrated in color).

F. Nikolaus, "Der Sammler hat den Himmel auf Erden," _art. Das Kunstmagazin,_1998, No. 7, p. 54.

G. Schehl, "Im Rausch der Farbklänge," _Badisches Tagblatt,_19 February 2001 (illustrated).

Der Neubau von Richard Meier, exh. cat., Staatlichen Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, 2002, p. 20 (illustrated in color).

A. Zweite, _Mark Rothko: Amerika und Europa Ein Dialog,_Baden-Baden, 2004, pp. 4 and 13 (illustrated in color).

_Brockhaus Enzyklopädie in 30 Bänden,_21st edition, Mannheim, 2006, p. 400 (illustrated in color).

_art. Das Kunstmagazin,_No. 8, February 2007, p. 88 (illustrated).

_Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung,_2 December 2007, p. 9 (illustrated).

"Art Kompakt, Kunstsaison Januar-Juni 2008," _art. Das Kunstmagazin,_No. 1, January 2008, p. 5 (illustrated).

_art. Das Kunstmagazin,_No. 8, February 2008, pp. 82-83 (illustrated).

_Munich Found: Your Ultimate Guide to City Life,_no. 2, February 2008 (illustrated on cover and title page).

D. Michel, Harenberg Kulturfu¨hrer Malerei, Mannheim, 2008, p. 613 (illustrated in color).

G. Adriani, Unternehmer Kunst Sammler: Private Museen in Baden-Wu¨rttemberg, Stuttgart, 2009, p. 43 (illustrated in color).

Chefs-d'oeuvre du Musée Frieder Burda, Baden-Baden, exh. cat., Aix-en-Provence, Musée Granet, 2012, pp. 167 and 200 (illustrated in color).

Sidney Janis Gallery, New York

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Beatty, London, 1960

Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., London, 1983

Thomas Ammann Fine Art A.G., Zurich, 1984

Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Mark Rothko

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.

American, 1903-1970, Dvinsk, Russia, based in New York, New York