Catalogue entry

Mark Rothko 1903-1970

T01164 Black on Maroon 1959

Inscribed 'MARK ROTHKO | 1959' on back of canvas
Oil on canvas, 105 x 90 (266.5 x 228.5)
Presented by the artist through the American Federation of Arts 1969

See the note on T01031. Although dated 1959, this picture closely resembles T01031 and T01170 in style and colour, and probably comes from the same series.

The direction of the paint dribbles shows that it was painted at least two different ways up.

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.661, reproduced p.661