Overview

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Inscription

upper left reverse: MARK ROTHKO / 1960; on vertical crossbar member: 7 M.R.; on lower horizontal crossbar member, inverted: M. Rothko

Marks and Labels

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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
1970
Possibly L'Art Vivant aux Etats-Unis, Fondation Maeght, St. Paul de Vence, France, 1970.
1986
Europa/Amerika: Die Geschichte einer kunstlerischen Faszination seit 1940, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 1986, no. 147, repro.
1987
Mark Rothko 1903-1970, The Tate Gallery, London; Fundación Juan March, Madrid; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 1987-1988, no. 81 (London catalogue), no. 43 (Madrid catalogue), no. 59 (Cologne catalogue), repros.
1988
La Couleur Seule: L'Experience du Monochrome, Musée Saint Pierre Art Contemporain, Lyon, 1988, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
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. 59 (Paris cat.), repro. (shown only in Paris).
2006
Black Paintings, Haus der Kunst, Munich, 2006-2007, no. 48, repro.
2008
Rothko: The Late Series, Tate Modern, London; Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Sakura-shi, Japan, 2008-2009, unnumbered checklist, repro.
2010
In the Tower: Mark Rothko, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2010-2011, unnumbered brochure.
Bibliography
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 327, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 779, repro.
Technical Summary