Mark Rothko

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Auctions

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

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Art market

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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Conservation & Preservation

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

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Forgeries

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

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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

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Art market

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

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Exhibitions

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

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Conservation & Preservation

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"

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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

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

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

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Public art

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

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The Buck stopped here

Paint and pronouncements fly as Alfred Molina reprises Rothko in West End revival of Red

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Art market

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

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March 2015

Collector Frank Fertitta discovers his 'Rothko' is a Knoedler fake after reading The Art Newspaper

He is now suing former employees of the gallery

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Tate celebrates return of restored Rothko

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

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Fraud

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

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

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Rothko’s children condemn Tate vandalism

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

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Rothko and Sugimoto set the pace at Pace

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

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New projects: The Rothko art centre

Daugavpils

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Disgraced Madoff investor’s Rothkos turn up in Moscow

J. Ezra Merkin offloads $310 million collection

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Horizontal or vertical? The Revolving Rothkos debate

Tate Debate: The verdict.

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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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Rothko’s remains to be moved

The artist's children petition successfully for his disinterment

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Royalty

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

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Rothko comes to Rome for the first time since 1970

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

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

The 10 essays of Seeing Rothko are distinctly varied in quality

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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

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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New York

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

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Exhibitions

Avery, Gottlieb and Rothko together again at Knoedler & Company

Exploring the interchange between these iconic artists

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Art market

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

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

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Francis Naumann

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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Berlin

What's on in Berlin: From Rothko to wrappings

A selection of shows at the leading contemporary and modern galleries

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Rothko Chapel

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

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Awards

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

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Rothko Chapel

Unveiled: the newly restored Rothko Chapel

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

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“Mark Rothko”, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

Until 18 April

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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

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Rothko Chapel

Books: The Rothko chapel and religious art without God

A study in obscurity for the twenty-fifth anniversary

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Catalogues raisonnés

Books: A catalogue raisonné for Mark Rothko

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

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Exhibitions

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

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

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Exhibitions

Minimalist masterpieces on show in Sydney

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