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center left reverse: MARK ROTHKO / 1964; on upper horizontal crossbar member: 1964 #8; M. Rothko [inverted]; on vertical crossbar member: M.R.


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
Mark Rothko: The Chapel Commission, The Menil Collection, Houston, 1996-1997, no. 16.
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. 100 (NGA/WMAA cat.) and no. 61 (Paris cat.), repro.
Mark Rothko, 'A consummated experience between picture and onlooker', Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; Fondation Beyeler, Basel, 2000-2001, no. 68, repro.
Mark Rothko, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome; Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich; Hamburger Kunsthalle, 2007-2008, no. 90 (English cat.), no. 99 (German cat.), repro.
Rothko: The Late Series, Tate Modern, London; Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Sakura-shi, Japan, 2008-2009, unnumbered checklist, repro.
In the Tower: Mark Rothko, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2010-2011, unnumbered brochure.
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 326, repro.
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 781, repro.