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Inscription

lower right: Rothko; upper center reverse: Mark Rothko; on original upper stretcher member: Mark Rothko - Antigone

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
1942
[Group Exhibition], R.H. Macy Department Store, New York, 1942, no cat.
1978
Mark Rothko, 1903-1970: A Retrospective, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1978, no. 23.
1987
Mark Rothko 1903-1970, The Tate Gallery, London; Fundación Juan March, Madrid; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 1987-1988, no. 8 (London catalogue), no. 7 (Cologne catalogue), repros. (shown only in London and Cologne).
1992
Images of World War II, Stephen F. Austin Gallery, Nacogdoches, Texas, 1992, unnumbered exhibition list.
2007
Mark Rothko, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome; Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich; Hamburger Kunsthalle, 2007-2008, no. 22 (English cat.), no. 18 (German cat.), repro.
2012
Mark Rothko, Portland Art Museum, Oregon, 2012, no catalogue.
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. 6, repro.
Bibliography
1973
Ashton, Dore. The New York School: A Cultural Reckoning. New York, 1973: 145-146 (published 1972 as The Life and Times of the New York School).
1979
Ashton, Dore. "Rothko's Passion." Art International 22 (1979): 6-13, repro.
1979
Fujieda, Teruo. "Special Feature: Mark Rothko." Mizue 888 (1979): 47, repro.
1983
Ashton, Dore. About Rothko. New York, 1983: 60, repro.
1984
Clearwater, Bonnie. Mark Rothko: Works on Paper. New York, 1984: 23, repro.
1987
Bothner, Roland. "Mark Rothko's Modulationen." Pantheon 45 (1987): 173, repro.
1988
Harris, Jonathan. "Mark Rothko and the Development of American Modernism." The Oxford Art Journal 11 (1988): 44, repro.
1989
Chave, Anna C. Mark Rothko: Subjects in Abstraction. New Haven, 1989: 23, repro.
1989
Whiting, Cecile. Antifascism in American Art. New Haven and London, 1989: 178, repro.
1991
Mitsui, Ko. To Contemporary Art: From Abstract Expressionism. Tokyo, 1991: 131, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 292, repro.
1993
Wood, Paul. Modernism in Dispute: Art Since the Forties. New Haven, 1993: 36, repro.
1994
Waldman, Diane. Mark Rothko in New York. New York, 1994: 18, repro.
1995
Fineberg, Jonathan. Art Since 1940: Strategies of Being. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1995: 109, repro.
1995
Sanders, Lisa. "A Rembrandt that is not a Rembrandt." Forbes 156 (1995): 307, repro.
1996
Anfam, David. "New York and Little Rock: Adolph Gottlieb." The Burlington Magazine 138 (1996): 57-58.
1997
Tesch, Jurgen. Icons of Art: The 20th Century. Munich, 1997: 126, repro.
1998
Anfam, David. Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné. New Haven and London, 1998: no. 178, repro.