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lower center 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
1978
Mark Rothko, 1903-1970: A Retrospective, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1978, no. 13.
1994
Against the Stream: Milton Avery, Adolph Gottlieb, and Mark Rothko in the 1930s, Katonah Museum of Art, New York, 1994, unnumbered checklist, pl. 12.
1998
Mark Rothko, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1998-1999, no. 5 (NGA/WMAA cat.), repro. (shown only in Washington and New York).
2000
Mark Rothko and the Lure of the Figure: Paintings 1933-1946, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, 2000-2001, no. 4, repro.
2007
1937. Perfection and Destruction, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, 2007-2008, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
Bibliography
1988
Polcari, Stephen. "Mark Rothko: Heritage, Environment, and Tradition." Smithsonian Studies in American Art 2, no. 2 (1988): 36-37, repro.
1991
Polcari, Stephen. Abstract Expressionism and the Modern Experience. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1991: 121, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 289, repro.
1994
"Avery, Gottlieb, Rothko Reunited in Katonah Exhibit." Scarsdale Inquirer (1994): 17, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 117, repro.