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upper left reverse: MARK ROTHKO / 1961

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
Mark Rothko, Museo d'Arte Moderna Ca'Pesaro, Venice, 1970, no. 22, repro.
1971
Mark Rothko, Kunsthaus Zurich; Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf; Museum Roymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 1971-1972, no. 50, repro.
1972
Mark Rothko, Hayward Gallery, London, 1972.
1972
Mark Rotkho, Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris, 1972, no. 35, repro.
1978
Mark Rothko, 1903-1970: A Retrospective, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1978, no. 160, repro.
1981
Amerikanische Malerei 1930-1980, Haus der Kunst, Munich, 1981-1982, no. 19, repro.
1983
Mark Rothko: Seven Paintings from the 1960's, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1983, checklist no. 7, cover illustration.
1987
Mark Rothko 1903-1970, The Tate Gallery, London; Fundación Juan March, Madrid; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 1987-1988, no. 74 (London catalogue), no. 36 (Madrid catalogue), no. 52 (Cologne catalogue), repros.
1992
Mito Annual '93: Another World, Art Tower Mito Contemporary Art Gallery, Mito, Japan, 1992-1993, no. 2, repro.
1994
Loan for display with permanent collection, Weatherspoon Gallery of Art, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1994.
1995
Mark Rothko, Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Chiba-ken; Marugame Genichiro-Inokuma Museum of Contemporary Art; Nagoya City Art Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 1995-1996, no. 41, repro.
2008
Ammi Phillips and Mark Rothko: Compositions in Pink, Green, and Red, American Folk Art Museum, New York, 2008-2009, no catalogue.
Bibliography
1979
Fujieda, Teruo. "Special Feature: Mark Rothko." Mizue 888 (March 1979): 33, repro.
1983
Ashton, Dore. About Rothko. New York, 1983: fig. 15.
1984
Clearwater, Bonnie. Mark Rothko: Works on Paper. New York, 1984: 41, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 324, repro.
1993
Hiromoto, Nobuyuki. Mark Rothko. Tokyo, 1993: no. 56, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 691, repro.
2004
Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 451, no. 380, color repro.