Mark Rothko, ‘No. 61 Poster’, 2018, MOCA
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Mark Rothko

No. 61 Poster, 2018

Paper
36 × 28 in
91.4 × 71.1 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
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Los Angeles
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About the work
MOCA
Los Angeles

Mark Rothko No 61. is a art work in the Permanent Collection of MOCA.

Medium
Posters
Condition
New
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
McGaw Graphics
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, ‘No. 61 Poster’, 2018, MOCA
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About the work
MOCA
Los Angeles

Mark Rothko No 61. is a art work in the Permanent Collection of MOCA.

Medium
Posters
Condition
New
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
McGaw Graphics
Mark Rothko
American, 1903–1970
Follow

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

No. 61 Poster, 2018

Paper
36 × 28 in
91.4 × 71.1 cm
This is ephemera, an artifact related to the artist.
Sold
Location
Los Angeles
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