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center left reverse: MARK 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
1945
Mark Rothko Paintings, Art of this Century, New York, 1945, no. 12.
1983
Mark Rothko: Subjects, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 1983-1984, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
1999
The Surrealists in Exile and the Origin of the New York School, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg, 1999-2000, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
Bibliography
1945
Riley, Maude. "The Mythical Rothko and His Myths." Art Digest 19 (15 January 1945): 15.
1989
Chave, Anna C. Mark Rothko: Subjects in Abstraction. New Haven, 1989: pl. 3.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 298, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 246, repro.