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Inscription

upper center reverse: MARK ROTHKO / 1955; lower right 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
1994
Loan for display with permanent collection, Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, Kansas, 1994-1995.
2005
The Art of Mark Rothko: Selections from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, Museo de Arte Moderna, Mexico City; Hong Kong Museum of Art; Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, 2005-2006, brochures, no. 18, repro.
2009
Extended loan for use by President Barack Obama, The White House, Washington, D.C., 2009-2012.
2014
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.
2015
Mark Rothko: A Retrospective, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2015-2016.
Bibliography
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 319, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 530, repro.
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