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The exhibition presented 97 paintings and 17 graphics by the
artist, encompassing all phases of his career from the 1920s
to his death in 1970, with an emphasis on the so-called surrealist
and classic periods. The exhibition was the first comprehensive
American retrospective of Rothko's work in 20 years. Works from
the collection of the National Gallery of Art, donated by the Mark Rothko
Foundation in 1986, were featured along with
drawings on loan from public and private collections in the United
States, Europe, and Japan.