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center left reverse: MARK ROTHKO

Provenance

The artist [1903-1970]; his estate; consigned 1970 to (Marlborough Gallery, Inc., New York); transferred 1977 back to the artist's estate;[1] transferred 1979 to The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., New York; gift 1986 to NGA.

Exhibition History
1934
Group Exhibition: American Moderns, Uptown Gallery, Continental Club, New York, 1934, checklist no. 33, as by Marcus Rothkowitz.
2000
Mark Rothko and the Lure of the Figure: Paintings 1933-1946, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, 2000-2001, no. 2, repro.
Bibliography
1934
Godsoe, Robert Ulrich. "The Art Marts." Whitestone Herald (1934): 5, repro.
1989
Chave, Anna C. Mark Rothko: Subjects in Abstraction. New Haven, 1989: 47, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 278, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 55, repro.