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upper center reverse: Personage Two MARK ROTHKO / 1946


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
Jung and Abstract Expressionism: The Collective Image among Individual Voices, Hofstra Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, 1986, unnumbered catalogue.
Mark Rothko 1903-1970, The Tate Gallery, London; Fundación Juan March, Madrid; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 1987-1988, no. 22 (London catalogue), no. 7 (Madrid catalogue), no. 19 (Cologne catalogue), repros. (shown only in London and Cologne).
Extended loan for use by Richard Aaron, U.S. Ambassador to the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris, France, 1993-1997 (withdrawn temporarily for 1995-1996 loan to Musée Rath, Geneva).
Les figures de la liberté [mille neuf cent quarante-cinq], [1945 or the Figures of Freedom - New Artistic Expressions of the Immediate Period After World War II], Musée Rath, Geneva, 1995-1996, no. 140, repro.
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. 25, repro.
Mark Rothko: Works from the Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague; Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Arts Center, South Korea, 2014-2015.
Mark Rothko: A Retrospective, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2015-2016.
Strick, Jeremy. Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture: Selections for the Tenth Anniversary of the East Building. Washington, D.C., 1989: 76-77, repro. 77, 79.
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 305, repro.
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 310, repro.
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