All posts in Mark Rothko

Expressionist or minimalist? Ad Reinhardt’s painting

In 1963, John Crosby drew a three-panelled comic strip for the New York Herald Tribune. The first panel, split horizontally with the top half in grey and bottom half in white, is accompanied by a caption that reads “Marc Rothko has lowered the blinds”. The second panel below, entirely white but also divided in two […]

The Rothko Chapel under construction

The Rothko Chapel, located in Texas in the United States, will be closed until the end of the year. This space, dedicated to ecumenical meditation, has grown to attract more than 100,000 visitors annually. Since 2000 it has been listed in the National Register of Historical Places but now must be renovated to ensure proper […]

Sotheby’s will offer two Rothkos in May sale

Sotheby’s recently announced that they will be selling a set of paintings by Mark Rothko from the collection of Blema and H. Arnold Steinberg in May. The set of Rothkos will be only two of the paintings sold from the couple’s collection over the course of the year. The two paintings will come to the […]

SFMoMA to Sell 1960 Rothko to Help Diversify its Collection

At a time when museums and institutions around the world are actively seeking to diversify their collections, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has announced plans to sell a major work by Mark Rothko to “address art historical gaps” like works by female artists and artists of color. Rothko’s “Untitled” (1960), has been in […]

$30 million facelift for Houston’s Rothko Chapel has begun

Over the past few years, the Mark Rothko board have been quietly redesigning the campus and building of the Rothko Chapel with help from New York-based Architecture Research Office. This week, the first phase of the $30 million expansion and redesign began after plans to do so were announced in 2016. The reconfiguring of the […]