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upper right reverse: MARK ROTHKO / 1955

Provenance

The artist [1903-1970], New York; his estate; (Marlborough Gallery, New York); purchased 1970 by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia; gift 1992 to NGA.

Associated Names
Mellon, Paul, Mr.
Exhibition History
1971
Salute to Mark Rothko, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 1971, no. 10, as White and Orange.
1991
Art for the Nation: Gifts in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1991, 410-411, color repro., as White and Orange.
2003
Mark Rothko: A Centennial Celebration, State Museum of Art, Riga; State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, 2003-2004, unnumbered brochures, cover repro. on St. Petersburg brochure.
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. 19, repro.
2008
American Artists from the Russian Empire, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, The University of Oklahoma, Norman; The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg; State Tretiakov Gallery, Moscow; San Diego Museum of Art, 2008-2010, no. 99, repro.
2012
Mark Rothko: Selections from the National Gallery of Art, Academy Art Museum, Easton, 2012, no catalogue.
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.
2017
Loan for display with permanent collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2017-2018.
Bibliography
1991
Grunenberg, Christoph. Mark Rothko. Washington, D.C., 1991: 14, fig. 12.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 527, repro.
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