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Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko


ROTHKO. Wick, Oliver

ed. Cl. New York, 2008

Book ID: 75998

This beautifully produced, oversized monograph begins with Rothko's early work, focusing specifically on the delicate hues and subtle textures of his relatively small paintings on gesso board. It continues with an exploration of his surrealist works that signal his increasing pull toward abstractionism and ends with a survey of his mature works. The portion addressing his late works is divided into three sections: a group of paintings from the early 1950s; ten paintings that were shown at the 1958 Venice Biennale; and the nucleus of the former Panza Collection. The Blackform paintings from the 1960s and the ultimate Black on Greys conclude the monograph, providing glimpses of an even more austere art at its inception, and creative horizons the artist would die before realizing.

232 pp., 130 color illus.