Mark Rothko

Can the art world really change its wasteful ways?

Plus, Mark Rothko’s late paintings at Pace’s new London space and Nicolas Poussin at the National Gallery

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Extract | How the colours in ancient Pompeian frescoes ‘spoke’ to Mark Rothko

A new book by the art historian Ben Street attempts to demystify how we look at art and argues for reacting instinctively to what we see

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In Pictures | Rothko Chapel’s 50th anniversary celebrated in new publication

The Abstract Expressionist Mark Rothko created 14 paintings for the chapel but did not live to see it completed

Art marketanalysis

Six of the best catalogues raisonnés

From Leonardo to Bacon, take your pick from a selection of essential texts on leading artists

Giacometti, De Chirico and Alfa Romeo cars lead Sotheby's $283m New York sales after major museum works abruptly pulled

Following weeks of controversy, the Baltimore Museum of Art withdrew two paintings just hours before the auction while many other works sold near low estimates

T-Rex takes on Twombly at Christie's $341m 20th-century evening sale

Unusual $32m Jurassic-era offering stole the high-tech livestreamed show in New York, but buyers kept bids cautious elsewhere

Florida man who bought a Rothko from Sotheby’s using a stolen identity sentenced to 4.5 years in prison

The interior decorator was convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud for buying art from galleries, auction houses and collectors using his wealthy clients’ credentials

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The top ten auction results of 2019—and the art market trends they reveal

We look back at the biggest art sales of the year, which reveal a concentration on New York over London and a continued dominance of 20th century male artists

After a discovery, Rothko Chapel moves to shore up its walls

Lack of steel reinforcement results in a plan to insert rebar, delaying the reopening of the Modernist sanctuary

Hollywood executive Ron Meyer files $10m lawsuit over alleged forged Rothko

The NBCUniversal vice chairman and co-founder of Creative Artists Agency claims two art dealers duped him into buying the fake painting for nearly $1m in 2001

Should museums sell works of art? Plus, activism at the Whitney Biennial

After the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's sale of its Rothko, we discuss the principles that guide deaccessioning in the US and speak to activists about the Whitney vice-chairman's problematic link to a weapons manufacturer

San Francisco museum's Rothko sells for $50m as Sotheby’s closes bumper week of New York auctions

Dana Schutz’s record broken twice in one night at Phillips then Sotheby's, while the bidder behind the $91m Koons Rabbit buys Lee Krasner painting for $10m

The music of Mark Rothko finally sounds in the land of Mozart

First exhibition in Austria reveals Abstract Expressionist’s identification with the work of the Old Masters

Rothko Chapel to be restored, and gain auxiliary buildings

Artist's son says the project will "do right by my father’s vision for the space"

Rothko deserves better, SFMoMA

The San Francisco museum plans to sell Untitled (1960) at Sotheby's for between $35m and $50m, the artist is unlikely to have approved

SFMoMA to sell a Rothko estimated at $35m to $50m

Proceeds would go toward acquisitions that “address art historical gaps’’

White supremacist messages and paint spread outside Rothko Chapel in Houston

The historic art installation created as a "sacred space for reflection" was restored and reopened on Monday

Analysis: Christie's postwar and contemporary auction nets $785.9m, with a big assist from an Old Master

Despite buy-ins, the sale saw several strong prices and records below the dizzy height of $450.3m for Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi

Tate celebrates return of restored Rothko

The product of 9 months of restoration leaves no traces of graffiti ink

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Christie’s sold fake Knoedler Rothko ‘worth’ $4m

Christie's finds itself caught up in the ongoing forgery scandal

Rothko’s children condemn Tate vandalism

One of Tate Modern's Rothkos is defaced in the name of art

Rothko and Sugimoto set the pace at Pace

Monochromatic works by both artists will be juxtaposed in Pace's new London location

New projects: The Rothko art centre to open in Latvia

The artist was born in Daugavpils, once part of Russia

Why the Tate turned down Rothko’s offer of 30 paintings

Archives reveal the events behind director Norman Reid’s decision to accept only nine of the artist’s pictures

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Revealed: Royal family of Qatar is buyer of world’s most expensive Hirst

The ruling Al-Thanis bought the artist’s Lullaby Spring at Sotheby’s last year for £9.7m and are also believed to have purchased the Rockefeller Rothko for $72.8m

Rothko’s remains to be moved

The artist's children petition successfully for his disinterment

Rothko comes to Rome for the first time since 1970

The 70 painting strong exhibition will be in the newly reopened Palazzo delle Esposizioni

Books: Less opportunism and more rigour in study of Rothko, please

The 10 essays of Seeing Rothko are distinctly varied in quality

Rothko exhibition for China and South Korea

The travelling exhibition will be the first major show on the artist in either country

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Books: Mark Rothko himself provides an important piece of the Ab Ex jigsaw puzzle

Rothko’s meditation on how to reconcile physical experience with ideas

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What's On in '03: Abstract expressionist Richard Pousette-Dart at Knoedler & Company

His mythic heads and forms appear in paintings and drawings (1935-42) on show in New York

Avery, Gottlieb and Rothko together again at Knoedler & Company

Exploring the interchange between these iconic artists

Art marketarchive

Post-War and Contemporary sale report: where have all the Warhols gone?

Record prices for Andreas Gursky, Peter Doig, Luciano Fabro and Douglas Gordon

What's on in New York: From Neo-Classicism to Pop Art

A Rothko double-header at PaceWildenstein and Washburn, Lichtenstein’s brushstrokes legacy at Mitchell-Innes & Nash while Gagosian installs “Brushstroke” at the Seagram building Plaza

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What's on in Berlin: From Rothko to wrappings

A selection of shows at the leading contemporary and modern galleries

Rothko Chapel enters the National Register of Historical Places 20 years early

The non-denominational chapel located in Texas is known both for it's site-specific Rothkos and it's advocacy for human rights

Awardsarchive

Mitchell Prize names David Anfam winner for Rothko catalogue raisonné that “sets new standards”

Adriaen de Vries takes the new award for the outstanding exhibition catalogue

Unveiled: the newly restored Rothko Chapel

A $1.8 million project saves both paintings and the contemplative space designed by the artist himself

Shedding light on Rothko’s light: Abstract Expressionism at the National Gallery of Art

The biggest show of the artist’s work for over twenty years derails the view that his highly charged colour-field paintings were a reflection of his moods

Books: The Rothko chapel and religious art without God

A study in obscurity for the twenty-fifth anniversary

Books: A catalogue raisonné for Mark Rothko

Only Gorky and Pollock of his peers has so far been catalogued

What's on in Switzerland: Good Rothko and Mark Tobey shows

In a quiet month a chance to see some classic modern art

Minimalist masterpieces on show in Sydney

The Drill Hall Gallery is showing works by Mark Rothko and Frank Stella, among others

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