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Untitled (Yellow, Orange, Yellow, Light Orange)

Untitled (Yellow, Orange, Yellow, Light Orange) sold for $36.5 million in New York

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Yahoo recently published a new story regarding a high profile New York auction, in which two Mark Rothko paintings were part of the sale. Untitled (Yellow, Orange, Yellow, Light Orange) from 1955, as well as Untitled, 1970, both attracted some of the larger prices seen in this prestigious sale which sent headlines around the art world. Impressively, both also went for far higher than initial expectations had predicted, underlining how…

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Mark Rothko at MoMA

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MoMA is the Museum of Modern Art in New York, United States and it holds an impressive collection of original canvas paintings from Abstract Expressionist, Mark Rothko. This post outlines the elements of this collection and what else you might find in this internationally-respected Museum of art. The prominence of Rothko ensures that each of the paintings at MoMA are frequently in demand by other galleries and museums, meaning that…

Gemeente Museum Den Haag Exhibition Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko Dutch Exhibition in Den Haag

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From September 20, 2014 through to January 18, 2015 you can visit the exhbition titled, simply, “Mark Rothko” at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag in the Netherlands. Latvian-born artist Rothko has a huge fanbase within Europe as well as his adopted home in the United States, and this is certain to be an exhibition which raises the profile of this Dutch Art Gallery. For those new to the work of Rothko, the…

Red Play Mark Rothko

Red – Theatre Play about Mark Rothko

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Red is a play which covers the life of artist Mark Rothko during a specific part of his career, namely the years of 1958 and 1959. A version of the play has been produced by Blank Space Theatre and has been announced as appearing at The Esplanade. It will be a short run from July 10-13. Fans of the artist would be wise to check out this show as actors…

Mark Rothko The Watercolors 1941-47

Mark Rothko New York Exhibition – The Watercolors 1941-47

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A New York exhibition aims to draw attention to some of the lesser known styles used by artist Mark Rothko during his influential career across the 20th century. “The Watercolors 1941-47” will offer many Rothko fans a focus on an area of his career that they may be less familiar with, as the media continues to concentrate on his abstract blocks of colour that came about later in his career….


Rothko Exhibit at the St Louis Art Museum

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‘Tragic and Timeless: The Art of Mark Rothko’ is an exhibition running through September 2014 and features several loaned paintings which came about as part of a deal which sees several paintings loaned in the opposite direction. You can learn more about this Rothko exhibit here. Few artists have quite the draw as Mark Rothko and this represents a key moment in the history of the St Louis Art Museum….

Black on Maroon 1958 by Mark Rothko 1903-1970

Black on Maroon 1958 Restored to its Former Glory

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Black on Maroon has been carefully restored by a team of experts having been defaced in October 2012 at the Tate Modern. Several advanced restoration techniques were used in order to ensure that this valuable piece was not ruined by the actions of one individual, so that the rest of us can continue to enjoy the painting in London. Rothko himself left several canvases to art institutions in London and…

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About Mark Rothko

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Although he was born in Latvia, Mark Rothko is one of the many well known American artists, for the abstract expressionist pieces that he created during the course of his career. Born in 1903, he and his family emigrated to the US when he was 10 years old. Some of the works that he is most well known for are images which featured large, and luminous color blocks. He is…


Harvard Rothko Murals Back on Display

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Several artworks owned by Harvard are soon to be put on display again after some restoration work has been completed. Mark Rothko was commissioned to produce several paintings for the University at a time when he was building his reputation but these artworks were not displayed as carefully as they would today, given the artist’s importance. Some small amendments have now been made to restore them to their former glory…