Mark Rothko Red on Maroon 1959

Artwork details

Artist
Mark Rothko 1903–1970
Title
Red on Maroon
Date 1959
Medium Oil paint, acrylic paint and glue tempera on canvas
Dimensions Support: 2667 x 2388 x 35 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist through the American Federation of Arts 1969
Reference
T01165

Catalogue entry

Mark Rothko 1903-1970

T01165 Red on Maroon 1959

Inscribed on back of canvas 'MARK ROTHKO | 1958 [crossed out] | 1959' and (the other way up) '1958'
Oil on canvas, 105 x 94 (266.5 x 239)
Presented by the artist through the American Federation of Arts 1969
Exh: Mark Rothko, Museum of Modern Art, New York, January-March 1961 (works not numbered, as 'Mural, Section 4, 1959'); Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, October-November 1961 (41, repr.); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, November-December 1961 (41); Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, January 1962 (41); Kunsthalle, Basle, March-April 1962 (42); Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome, April-May 1962 (42, repr.); Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, December 1962-January 1963 (37)
Repr: Terry Measham, The Moderns 1945-75 (Oxford 1976), pl.17 in colour

See the note on T01031. This picture has also been known as 'Mural, Section 4'.

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.662, reproduced p.662


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