Mark Rothko

A $50 Million Mark Rothko Painting Will Lead the Macklowe Collection’s Second Auction

Click here to read the full article. The auction market’s primary suppliers are said to be the “three Ds”—death, divorce and debt—all of which can prompt the selling of artworks. The acrimonious divorce of New York City octogenarian real-estate barons Harry and Linda Macklowe produced a spin on the tradition: a court-ordered auction of their mind-boggling art collection, amassed over five decades. The first 35-piece installment of the modern and contemporary trove already set a record for the biggest one-day sale from a single-owner collection, fetching $676 million at Sotheby’s New York in November. Next month comes Part II, offering...
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Seeing Red Again: On Mark Rothko

Over winter break I took a long-awaited trip to the St. Louis Art Museum (SLAM). A few years ago, the SLAM built a new wing to house temporary exhibits, in addition to some contemporary and modern art. Standing in architecturally stark contrast to the rest of the museum’s neoclassical style, the new wing has a low-profile, open plan with lots of light and glass. This is where they house the only painting by Mark Rothko in the museum’s collection. Though I have seen it many times before, I always indulge myself in its dramatic reveal: I turn a corner and walk down a dim hallway towards a brightened gallery room where a stunning, six-by-seven-foot canvas of hazey, orange and red layered rectangles faces me.
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New York Post

Manhattan gallery sued for $10 million over Mark Rothko painting

A Manhattan gallery has been slapped with a $10 million lawsuit because it refuses to name an anonymous owner for a Mark Rothko painting it sold nearly 20 years ago. The Brussels-based Galerie Jacques De La Beraudiere claims it’s been unable to sell the work, known as Untitled (Red, Yellow, Blue, Black and White) from 1950, by the American abstract artist because Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art on West 57th Street has refused to identify a previous owner, according to the Manhattan Federal Court filing.

Torkwase Dyson and Mark Rothko inaugurate Pace gallery’s new London home

Pace Gallery has unveiled its new London home at 5 Hanover Square with inaugural shows by New York-based artist Torkwase Dyson and late abstract expressionist legend Mark Rothko. Dyson’s Liquid a Place will serve as a dynamic inaugural offering for the gallery. On view from 8 October – 6 November,...

Mark Rothko

You know how Mark Rothko could seem—anguished, titanic, etc.—but he was often being melodramatic. In a 1956 interview, when the artist said that his massive Color Field paintings dealt in “basic human emotions,” his examples were “tragedy, ecstasy, doom.” His works’ affect depends on their metaphorical scale as much as their physical size. But emotions don’t become truer just because they’re theatrically large.
Time Out Global

Mark Rothko 1968: 'Clearing Away' review

Mark Rothko is hard to think about clearly. He’s hard to talk about, examine and consider. His work has become such an integral part of our cultural landscape – especially here in London, where the Tate is home to his Seagram Murals – that it’s almost impossible to separate his art from the narrative, the myth of Rothko; this tortured artist who painted his pain.
Time Out Global

There’s a show of late Mark Rothko paintings coming to London

Pace, one of the world’s biggest commercial art galleries, is taking over a huge new London space and inaugurating it with a seriously headline-grabbing exhibition: ‘Mark Rothko, 1968: Clearing Away’, a show of the artist’s late works on paper. Anyone who’s seen Rothko’s world-famous Seagram murals at the Tate knows...
The Suburban Times

Red – Mark Rothko and His Art – Film Review

Peg and I love theatre. There is nothing like live actors performing just yards away from your seat in a darkened theatre. COVID-19 has killed the theatre scene or at least seriously maimed it. Theatres from Puget Sound to New York City and beyond are still licking their wounds, but should start to recovery soon. It will take some time. What got us through the live theatre drought was Broadway HD, like Prime and Netflix, a pay service delivering entertainment. I can’t tell you how many times we watched “She Loves Me,” “Kinky Boots,” “Daddy Long Legs,” “Cyrano de Bergerac,” as well as “The King and I,” and “The Portuguese Kid.” They were all fantastic . . . but . . . they weren’t performing . . . and reaching out to the audience just for us.

5 Artists on the Influence of Mark Rothko

Fifty years ago, the eminent art patrons Dominique and John de Menil inaugurated a non-denominational chapel in Houston, Texas. The Rothko Chapel quickly became renowned as a spectacular jewel of modern art—a meditative sanctuary filled with 14 site-specific paintings by the titular artist. Mark Rothko. also had a formative role...

$7.5M Upper East Side townhouse was once home to abstract painter Mark Rothko

Though Mark Rothko is best known for having a studio down on the Bowery, at the end of his life, he lived in a prestigious townhouse on the Upper East Side, where he put a studio on the top floor. Located at 118 East 95th Street, the beautiful four-bedroom home just hit the market for $7,495,000. It has elegant details all throughout, as well as an extra-large, enchanted garden.

How Mark Rothko changed Byron Kim’s life

The Moody’s artist-in-residence talks university art galleries, color theory and ‘Solaris’. Byron Kim saw a Mark Rothko painting in person for the first time at Yale University Art Gallery. It changed his life. At the time, Kim was an undergraduate English major at Yale. Today, he’s an internationally renowned painter,...
Stamford Advocate

Yale University Art Gallery adds Franz Kline and Mark Rothko pieces to collection

The Yale University Art Gallery received six gifted works by abstract expressionists Franz Kline and Mark Rothko. The gallery’s new additions were acquired through the Friday Foundation which donated the pieces from the private collection of two late Seattle philanthropists Jane Lang Davis and Richard E. Lang, whose family has ties to the university.