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 on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1829 x 4572 x 43 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist through the American Federation of Arts 1969
Reference
T01169
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Mark Rothko 1903-1970

T01169 Red on Maroon 1959

Inscribed 'MARK ROTHKO | 1959' on back on canvas
Oil on canvas, 72 x 180 (183 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 5, 1959'); Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, October-November 1961 (42, repr.); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, November-December 1961 (42); Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, January 1962 (42); Kunsthalle, Basle, March-April 1962 (43); Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome, April-May 1962 (43, repr.); Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, December 1962-January 1963 (38)

See the note on T01031. This picture has also been known as 'Mural, Section 5'.

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, pp.662-3, reproduced p.662