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Mark Rothko

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Acrylic on paper laid down on board
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Mark Rothko (1903-1970)

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stamped with the Mark Rothko Estate stamp (on the reverse)

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Mark Rothko (1903-1970)

Untitled

stamped with the Mark Rothko Estate stamp (on the reverse)

acrylic on paper laid down on board

39 1/8 x 25 1/2 in. (99.3 x 64.7 cm.)

Painted in 1969.

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Stamped with the Mark Rothko Estate stamp (on the reverse)
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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Mark Rothko (1903-1970)

Untitled

stamped with the Mark Rothko Estate stamp (on the reverse)

acrylic …

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Mark Rothko (1903-1970)

Untitled

stamped with the Mark Rothko Estate stamp (on the reverse)

acrylic on paper laid down on board

39 1/8 x 25 1/2 in. (99.3 x 64.7 cm.)

Painted in 1969.

Signature
Stamped with the Mark Rothko Estate stamp (on the reverse)
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

Untitled

Acrylic on paper laid down on board
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