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upper right reverse: MARK ROTHKO / 1969

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
1985
Mark Rothko: The Dark Paintings 1969-70, The Pace Gallery, New York, 1985, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
1994
New York: A Magnet for Artists, Toyko Metropolitan Art Museum, 1994, no. 122, 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. 67 (Paris cat.), repro. (shown only in Paris).
2008
Rothko: The Late Series, Tate Modern, London; Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Sakura-shi, Japan, 2008-2009, unnumbered checklist, repro. [London only]
2010
Monet y la Abstracción [Monet and Abstraction], Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, 2010, no. 11, repro.
2012
Mark Rothko, Portland Art Museum, Oregon, 2012, no catalogue..
Bibliography
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 328, repro.
1997
Richler, Martha. National Gallery of Art, Washington: A World of Art. London, 1997: 198, color fig. 14.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 823, repro.