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upper right reverse, inverted: 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 1985 to NGA.

Exhibition History
2003
Mark Rothko: The Mural Projects, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2003-2007.
2012
The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, Resurrection, The Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades; Cleveland Museum of Art; Musée des beaux-arts du Québec, 2012-2013 (shown only in Cleveland).
2019
Mark Rothko [German title: Mark Rothko: Dramaturg der Form], Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna, 2019..
Bibliography
1988
Mark Rothko: The Seagram Mural Project. Exh. cat. The Tate Gallery, London, 1988.
1989
Kellein, Thomas. Mark Rothko: Kaaba in New York. Exh. cat. Kunsthalle, Basel, 1989: 66, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 324, repro., as Untitled (Seagram Mural).
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 646, repro.
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