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upper center 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
2012
Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade, 1940-1950, Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina; Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio; Denver Art Museum; The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, 2012-2014, no. 35, repro.
2014
Mark Rothko: A Retrospective, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague; Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, 2014 - 2016, unnumbered catalogue.
Bibliography
1991
Grunenberg, Christoph. Mark Rothko. Washington, D.C., 1991: 12, fig. 9.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 309, repro. (reproduction is incorrectly rotated, showing top of painting as the right side).
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 352, repro.
2015
Langley, Allison, and Suzanne Quillen Lomax. "Mark Rothko's Multiforms, 1946-1950: Transforming the Painted Surface." Facture 2 (2015): 111-137, Table 1 no. 5.
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