Mark Rothko Red on Maroon 1959

Artwork details

Artist
Mark Rothko 1903–1970
Title
Red on Maroon
Date 1959
Medium Oil paint, pigments and glue on canvas
Dimensions Support: 2667 x 4572 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist through the American Federation of Arts 1969
Reference
T01168
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Mark Rothko 1903-1970

T01168 Red on Maroon 1959

Inscribed 'MARK ROTHKO | 1959' on back of canvas (in reverse direction to the arrows indicating the top)
Oil on canvas, 105 x 180 (266.5 x 457)
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 2, 1959'); Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, October-November 1961 (39, repr.); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, November-December 1961 (39); Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, January 1962 (39); Kunsthalle, Basle, March-April 1962 (40); Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome, April-May 1962 (40, repr.); Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, December 1962-January 1963 (35)

See the note on T01031. This picture belongs to the third and final series, and has sometimes been known as 'Mural, Section 2'. The inscription on the back is in the opposite direction to the arrows indicating the top.

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


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