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Inscription

upper left reverse: MARK ROTHKO / 1969; on original crossbar member: M. 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, not in cat., (not shown in New York).
1985
Mark Rothko: The Dark Paintings 1969-70, The Pace Gallery, New York, 1985, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
1987
Mark Rothko 1903-1970, The Tate Gallery, London; Fundación Juan March, Madrid; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 1987-1988, no. 85 (London catalogue), no. 47 (Madrid catalogue), no. 61 (Cologne catalogue), repros.
1993
Mark Rothko: The Late Years, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 1993-1994, no cat.
1999
Cosmos: From Romanticism to the Avant-garde, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal; Centro de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona; Palazzo Grassi, Venice, 1999-2000, no. 254, repro., as Untitled (Black and Grey) (shown only in Montreal and Barcelona).
2003
Mark Rothko: A Centennial Celebration, State Museum of Art, Riga; State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, 2003-2004, unnumbered brochure.
2005
The Art of Mark Rothko: Selections from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, Museo de Arte Moderna, Mexico City; Hong Kong Museum of Art; Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, 2005-2006, brochures, no. 24, repro.
2008
The Hidden Trace. Jewish Paths through Modernity, Kulturgeschichtliches Museum Osnabrück/Felix-Nussbaum-Haus, Osnabrück, 2008-2009, no. 66, repro.
2011
Van Gogh and Gauguin's Journey (Van Gogh e il viaggio di Gauguin), Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, 2011-2012, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
Bibliography
1983
Ashton, Dore. About Rothko. New York, 1983: fig. 12.
1984
Clearwater, Bonnie. Mark Rothko: Works on Paper. New York, 1984: 53, repro.
1987
de la Plaza, Fransisco Prados. "El Arte en Madrid." Goya 201 (1987): 186, repro.
1989
Strick, Jeremy. Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture: Selections for the Tenth Anniversary of the East Building. Washington, D.C., 1989: 76-77, 79, repro.
1990
Anfam, David. Abstract Expressionism. London, 1990: fig. 149.
1990
Wolf, Brian. "What the Cow Saw, or, Nineteenth Century Art and theInnocent Eye." Antiques 137 (1990): 280, repro.
1991
Glimcher, Marc, ed. The Art of Mark Rothko: Into an Unknown World. New York, 1991: 148, repro.
1991
Grunenberg, Christoph. Mark Rothko. Washington, D.C., 1991: 19-21, fig. 17.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 327, repro.
1992
Taylor, Mark C. Disfiguring: Art, Archtecture, Religion. Chicago and London, 1992: fig. 13.
1994
"Exhibition Series: Focus." Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Bulletin 54 (1994): 9, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 817, repro.