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Painter, b. 1903 - d. 1970

Abstract artist Mark Rothko was influenced by several modern schools, including Cubism and Surrealism, but he eventually abandoned their ideals. He instead came to consider himself a mythmaker, especially after reading works by Freud, Jung, Mann, Joyce, Nietzche, and Frazer.

Mark Rothko's abstract art attempted to illustrate how myth and archetypes affected people today. As his work grew more abstract, he increasingly focused on light and color over form. Eventually, he only referred to his paintings by number, as well, since he felt titles limited the viewer's understanding. In 1945, Peggy Guggenheim mounted a one-person show at her gallery with Mark Rothko painting's prices ranging from $150 to $750 — a far cry from the millions they demand today.

As an artist, Mark Rothko was prolific, producing 836 paintings during his career. Collectors who appreciate Rothko's work will find collectible abstract paintings for sale online at Invaluable by many innovative, modern artists.

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          • Mark Rothko Poster From 1978-1979 Exhibition at the Guggenheim
            Mar. 21, 2024

            Mark Rothko Poster From 1978-1979 Exhibition at the Guggenheim

            Est: $50 - $500

            Mark Rothko Poster From 1978-1979 Exhibition at the Guggenheim Mark Rothko Poster From 1978-1979 Exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum titled Rothko 1903-1970: A Retrospective, poster features his work Violet, Black, Orange, Yellow on White and Red 1949, in original flat-pack wrapped in plastic; used condition, minor discoloration to bottom left corner where plastic has torn; measures approximately 22" x 33"

            Nye & Company
          • Mark Rothko - White and Greens in Blue - 1998 Offset Lithograph 47" x 35.5"
            Mar. 19, 2024

            Mark Rothko - White and Greens in Blue - 1998 Offset Lithograph 47" x 35.5"

            Est: $125 - $175

            "White and Greens in Blue" by Mark Rothko, 1998 Unsigned Offset Lithograph. Paper size is 47 x 35.5 inches, with an image size of 43 x 35.5 inches. The Offset Lithograph is from an unknown edition size. and is not framed. The condition was rated B: Very Good Condition, with signs of handling or age. Additional details: Printed in Germany. Published by UP. Universal Prints Hamburg, Based after Rothko's 1957 original oil on canvas.

            DUMBO Auctions
          • Mark Rothko - Untitled, 1969 - 1998 Offset Lithograph 47.5" x 35.5"
            Mar. 19, 2024

            Mark Rothko - Untitled, 1969 - 1998 Offset Lithograph 47.5" x 35.5"

            Est: $125 - $175

            "Untitled, 1969" by Mark Rothko, 1998 Unsigned Offset Lithograph. Paper size is 47.5 x 35.5 inches, with an image size of 41.25 x 32.25 inches. The Offset Lithograph is from an unknown edition size. and is not framed. The condition was rated A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling. Additional details: Distributed by New York Graphic Society Publishing Group.

            DUMBO Auctions
          • Mark Rothko - Untitled (1962) - 1998 Offset Lithograph 47" x 45"
            Mar. 19, 2024

            Mark Rothko - Untitled (1962) - 1998 Offset Lithograph 47" x 45"

            Est: $125 - $175

            "Untitled (1962)" by Mark Rothko, 1998 Unsigned Offset Lithograph. Paper size is 47 x 45 inches, with an image size of 39 x 37 inches. The Offset Lithograph is from an unknown edition size. and is not framed. The condition was rated B-: Good Condition, Signs of Handling and Age. Additional details: Large format poster featuring Rothko's painting "Untitled(1962." Copyright 1998- Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn Published by Universal Prints, Hamburg and printed in Germany.

            DUMBO Auctions
          • MARK ROTHKO ABSTRACT LITHOGRAPH
            Mar. 16, 2024

            MARK ROTHKO ABSTRACT LITHOGRAPH

            Est: $150 - $200

            Mark Rothko abstract lithograph. Signed in the plate lower right. Sheet measures 21" x 13". Attached to board measuring 22 3/4" x 14 3/4".

            Antiques & Modern Auction Gallery
          • Mark Rothko Print & Fillable Glass Lamp
            Mar. 10, 2024

            Mark Rothko Print & Fillable Glass Lamp

            Est: -

            In good condition

            King-Meeks Auction Co LLC
          • Mark Rothko. Self-Portrait with Letter, ink
            Mar. 02, 2024

            Mark Rothko. Self-Portrait with Letter, ink

            Est: $4,000 - $10,000

            (Latvian/American, 1903-1970). Pen and ink letter with a self-portrait drawing on yellow paper, inside a mounted, bound notebook with colored pages, inscribed "I do wish you every good thing in the future. Rothko. So you won't forget me." Notebook is archivally framed and mounted open to the drawing, approximate size of notebook 5 1/2 x 12 inches, mounted in a shadow box, framed size: 10 x 17 inches. Great-grandmother of consignor, Claire Weisberg, later Dexter, took art instruction classes with Rothko in the 1930's/1940's at the Center Academy of the Brooklyn Jewish Center and he gifted her this notebook.

            Alex Cooper
          • MARK ROTHKO, EL COLOR COMO LENGUAJE, POSTER
            Feb. 24, 2024

            MARK ROTHKO, EL COLOR COMO LENGUAJE, POSTER

            Est: $350 - $450

            Artist: Mark Rothko (1903 - 1970) Title: El Color Como Lenguaje Year: 1975 Medium: Poster Size: 27 x 18 in. (68.58 x 45.72 cm) Description: A poster from the exhibition "El Color Como Lenguaje" (Color as Language), which was a touring exhibition that travelled through Central and South America, organized by the International Council of Museums (ICOM),

            RoGallery
          • ATTRIB. MARK ROTHKO, A/P.
            Feb. 23, 2024

            ATTRIB. MARK ROTHKO, A/P.

            Est: $400 - $600

            Attributed to Mark Rothko (American, 1903-1970). Work on paper. Acrylic on paper. Inscription on verso. 14" x 11".

            Quinn's Auction Galleries
          • Poster by Mark Rothko (after, 1903-1970) - Staatliche Museen Preu_ischer Kulterbesitz Berlin Rothko
            Feb. 10, 2024

            Poster by Mark Rothko (after, 1903-1970) - Staatliche Museen Preu_ischer Kulterbesitz Berlin Rothko

            Est: €60 - €120

            Staatliche Museen Preu_ischer Kulterbesitz Berlin Rothko - 59x84, 1971 by Mark Rothko (after, 1903-1970)

            Van Sabben Poster Auctions
          • ATTRIBUTED TO MARK ROTHKO COASTAL OIL PAINTING
            Feb. 03, 2024

            ATTRIBUTED TO MARK ROTHKO COASTAL OIL PAINTING

            Est: $100 - $150

            Attributed to Mark Rothko, Russian, American, 1903 to 1970, oil painting on hard linen depicting a coastal scene with boats. Inscribed in pencil, Rothko, on the backside. An old sticker mentioning Mark Rothko, on the backside.T he beach scene could take place at Lake George with the hills in the background, a place where Mark Rothko was living. Framed. Mark Rothko was a Russian born American abstract painter. He is best known for his color field paintings that depicted irregular and painterly rectangular regions of color, which he produced from 1949 to 1970. One of a kind artwork.

            Antique Arena Inc
          • Mark Rothko Exhibition Poster
            Dec. 05, 2023

            Mark Rothko Exhibition Poster

            Est: $50 - $100

            Exhibition poster for a 1978-1979 Rothko retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, 31 1/2" x 21 1/2" sight size, 32 1/4" x 22 1/4" framed.

            Old Kinderhook Auction Company
          • Untitled
            Nov. 13, 2023

            Untitled

            Est: $7,000,000 - $10,000,000

            Property from the Collection of Pitt and Barbara Hyde, Sold to Benefit the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art Mark Rothko 1903 - 1970 Untitled signed Mark Rothko, dated 1968 and variously inscribed (on the reverse) oil on paper laid down on canvas 39 ⅜ by 26 ⅛ in. 100 by 66.4 cm. Executed in 1968. The following work is being considered for inclusion in the forthcoming Mark Rothko Online Resource and Catalogue Raisonné of works on paper, compiled by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

            Sotheby's
          • MARK ROTHKO (1903-1970) Untitled watercolor, gouache and ink on paper 26 x
            Nov. 10, 2023

            MARK ROTHKO (1903-1970) Untitled watercolor, gouache and ink on paper 26 x

            Est: $300,000 - $500,000

            MARK ROTHKO (1903-1970) Untitled watercolor, gouache and ink on paper 26 x 19 ¾ in. (66 x 49 cm.)

            Christie's
          • MARK ROTHKO (1903-1970) Untitled (Red, Orange on Pink) oil on paper laid do
            Nov. 09, 2023

            MARK ROTHKO (1903-1970) Untitled (Red, Orange on Pink) oil on paper laid do

            Est: $6,500,000 - $8,500,000

            MARK ROTHKO (1903-1970) Untitled (Red, Orange on Pink) oil on paper laid down on canvas 33 ½ x 25 ¾ in. (85.1 x 65.4 cm.)

            Christie's
          • MARK ROTHKO (1903-1970) Untitled (Yellow, Orange, Yellow, Light Orange) oil
            Nov. 09, 2023

            MARK ROTHKO (1903-1970) Untitled (Yellow, Orange, Yellow, Light Orange) oil

            Est: -

            MARK ROTHKO (1903-1970) Untitled (Yellow, Orange, Yellow, Light Orange) oil on canvas 81 ½ x 60 in. (207 x 152.5 cm.) Estimate on request

            Christie's
          • Untitled
            Nov. 08, 2023

            Untitled

            Est: $30,000,000 - $40,000,000

            Mark Rothko (1903 - 1970) Untitled signed and dated 1958 (on the reverse) oil on canvas 91 ⅞ by 69 ½ in. 233.4 by 176.5 cm. Executed in 1958.

            Sotheby's
          • MID CENTURY AMERICAN PAINTING ATTR TO MARK ROTHKO
            Nov. 04, 2023

            MID CENTURY AMERICAN PAINTING ATTR TO MARK ROTHKO

            Est: $100 - $150

            Attributed to Mark Rothko, American, 1903 to 1970), abstract oil painting on canvas. Signed and dated 1948 to the back. Mark Rothko is best known for his color field paintings that depicted irregular and painterly rectangular regions of color, which he produced from 1949 to 1970. Mid Century Abstract Paintings And AmericanArt Collectibles.

            Antique Arena Inc
          • ATTRIBUTED TO MARK ROTHKO COASTAL OIL PAINTING
            Nov. 04, 2023

            ATTRIBUTED TO MARK ROTHKO COASTAL OIL PAINTING

            Est: $100 - $150

            Attributed to Mark Rothko, Russian, American, 1903 to 1970, oil painting on hard linen depicting a coastal scene with boats. Inscribed in pencil, Rothko, on the backside. An old sticker mentioning Mark Rothko, on the backside.T he beach scene could take place at Lake George with the hills in the background, a place where Mark Rothko was living. Framed. Mark Rothko was a Russian born American abstract painter. He is best known for his color field paintings that depicted irregular and painterly rectangular regions of color, which he produced from 1949 to 1970. One of a kind artwork.

            Antique Arena Inc
          • Mark Rothko, 1903-1970 A Retrospective
            Nov. 02, 2023

            Mark Rothko, 1903-1970 A Retrospective

            Est: $10 - $1,000

            By: Diane Waldman - Published By: Harry N. Abrams, Inc - Copyright: 1978 - Hardcover With Dust Jacket Dimensions: 11 1/4" X 8 7/8"

            Berner's Auction Gallery
          • Mark Rothko (1903-1970), Poster, 17 June-31 August 1987, The Tate Gallery, London, Colour Offset Lithograph, pub. Tate Gallery Publications, Original Exhibition Poster
            Oct. 30, 2023

            Mark Rothko (1903-1970), Poster, 17 June-31 August 1987, The Tate Gallery, London, Colour Offset Lithograph, pub. Tate Gallery Publications, Original Exhibition Poster

            Est: $200 - $400

            Mark Rothko (1903-1970), Poster, 17 June-31 August 1987, The Tate Gallery, London, Colour Offset Lithograph, pub. Tate Gallery Publications, Original Exhibition Poster, good condition, crease to lower left corner, not framed

            Theodore Bruce
          • Mark Rothko - White and Greens in Blue - 1998 Offset Lithograph 47" x 35.5"
            Oct. 03, 2023

            Mark Rothko - White and Greens in Blue - 1998 Offset Lithograph 47" x 35.5"

            Est: $200 - $300

            "White and Greens in Blue" by Mark Rothko, 1998 Unsigned Offset Lithograph. Paper size is 47 x 35.5 inches, with an image size of 43 x 35.5 inches. The Offset Lithograph is from an unknown edition size. and is not framed. The condition was rated B: Very Good Condition, with signs of handling or age. Additional details: Printed in Germany. Published by UP. Universal Prints Hamburg, Based after Rothko's 1957 original oil on canvas.

            DUMBO Auctions
          • 40 Mark Rothko Dusk Posters
            Sep. 19, 2023

            40 Mark Rothko Dusk Posters

            Est: $300 - $450

            This is a pack of 40 Offset Lithographs by Rothko, titled "Dusk". The overall size of each Offset Lithograph measures 15 x 15 inches. The Offset Lithographs are Unsigned . The condition of the Offset Lithographs has been rated as follows: A: Mint. Again, this lot is for 40 of the SAME Offset Lithograph, NOT a mixed or assorted group.

            DUMBO Auctions
          • Mark Rothko Limited Edition Lithograph Signed In Plate
            Sep. 16, 2023

            Mark Rothko Limited Edition Lithograph Signed In Plate

            Est: -

            Titled: White Orange Purple. Frame is in good condition. Frame measures approximately 26.5in x 22in. Image measures approximately 14.75in x 10.75in. NR12590 SA

            EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
          • Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1969 (poster)
            Sep. 05, 2023

            Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1969 (poster)

            Est: £500 - £700

            Mark Rothko, American 1903-1970, Untitled, 1969 (poster); offset lithographic poster on wove, design copyright by The Art Group Limited, London, printed in England, visible image: 99.4 x 69.2 cm,  (framed)

            Roseberys
          • Mark Rothko, Oil on Panel
            Jul. 30, 2023

            Mark Rothko, Oil on Panel

            Est: $60,000 - $80,000

            Mark Rothko (American 1903 - 1970) Oil on panel 48" x 36" F: 54" x 42" Abstract

            1stBid
          • Mark Rothko: Works on Canvas Catalogue Raisonne
            Jul. 28, 2023

            Mark Rothko: Works on Canvas Catalogue Raisonne

            Est: $150 - $250

            David Anfam. Yale University Press/National Gallery of Art, 1998, hardcover in slipcase, 708 pages, 12"squ

            Millea Bros Ltd
          • Mark Rothko - Untitled (Green on Purple), 1961 - 2022 Offset Lithograph 35.5" x 26.75"
            Jul. 25, 2023

            Mark Rothko - Untitled (Green on Purple), 1961 - 2022 Offset Lithograph 35.5" x 26.75"

            Est: $60 - $90

            "Untitled (Green on Purple), 1961" by Mark Rothko, 2022 Unsigned Offset Lithograph. Paper size is 35.5 x 26.75 inches, with an image size of 28.75 x 25.25 inches. The Offset Lithograph is from an unknown edition size. and is not framed. The condition was rated A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling. Additional details: Poster created for the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum, Spain.

            DUMBO Auctions
          • Mark Rothko - Orange, Red and Red - 2010 Offset Lithograph 36" x 24"
            Jul. 25, 2023

            Mark Rothko - Orange, Red and Red - 2010 Offset Lithograph 36" x 24"

            Est: $75 - $125

            "Orange, Red and Red" by Mark Rothko, 2010 Unsigned Offset Lithograph. Paper size is 36 x 24 inches, with an image size of 23.75 x 20.25 inches. The Offset Lithograph is from an unknown edition size. and is not framed. The condition was rated A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling. Additional details:

            DUMBO Auctions
          • Mark Rothko - Blue & Gray, No Text - 2005 Offset Lithograph 30" x 27.5"
            Jul. 25, 2023

            Mark Rothko - Blue & Gray, No Text - 2005 Offset Lithograph 30" x 27.5"

            Est: $60 - $90

            "Blue & Gray, No Text" by Mark Rothko, 2005 Unsigned Offset Lithograph. Paper size is 30 x 27.5 inches, with an image size of 27.5 x 25 inches. The Offset Lithograph is from an edition size of 800 and is not framed. The condition was rated A: Mint. Additional details:

            DUMBO Auctions
          • MARK ROTHKO, EL COLOR COMO LENGUAJE, POSTER
            Jun. 16, 2023

            MARK ROTHKO, EL COLOR COMO LENGUAJE, POSTER

            Est: $350 - $450

            Artist: Mark Rothko (1903 - 1970) Title: El Color Como Lenguaje Year: 1975 Medium: Poster Size: 27 x 18 in. (68.58 x 45.72 cm) Description: A poster from the exhibition "El Color Como Lenguaje" (Color as Language), which was a touring exhibition that travelled through Central and South America, organized by the International Council of Museums (ICOM),

            RoGallery
          • MARK ROTHKO (1903-1970) SIGNED LITHOGRAPH TITLED PINK, PURPLE, BLUE – 18IN x 23IN
            Jun. 13, 2023

            MARK ROTHKO (1903-1970) SIGNED LITHOGRAPH TITLED PINK, PURPLE, BLUE – 18IN x 23IN

            Est: $2,000 - $2,500

            Mark Rothko (1903-1970) limited edition signed lithograph which titled Pink, Purple, Blue after the original which was produced in 1961. This lithograph was produced on thick, handmade BFK Rives Infinity paper. It is a limited edition of 250, it being 171, which is handwritten in pencil in the lower left. It has an “ArtK Gallery” embossing in the lower left corner. It measures 18 inches x 23 inches. It is double matted and framed under glass. This piece was originally sourced from a European art dealer but has no COA.

            The Rug Life Auctions
          • Mark Rothko Exhibition Poster
            Jun. 13, 2023

            Mark Rothko Exhibition Poster

            Est: $100 - $200

            Exhibition poster for Rothko from the Rockefeller Collection, New York, 46 1/2" x 35" sight size, 51 1/4" x 39 1/2" framed.

            Old Kinderhook Auction Company
          • Mark Rothko Exhibition Poster
            Jun. 13, 2023

            Mark Rothko Exhibition Poster

            Est: $50 - $100

            Exhibition poster for a Rothko retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, 31 1/2"x 21 1/2" sight size, 32 1/4" x 22 1/4" framed.

            Old Kinderhook Auction Company
          • Mark Rothko 1953 Untitled
            May. 21, 2023

            Mark Rothko 1953 Untitled

            Est: $100 - $200

            Mark Rothko 1953 Untitled. Mark Rothko Foundation Poster, # 288 (limited) Published 1981. Overall Size: 34 5/8 x 31 in. Sight Size: 31 x 28 in. #3337 Location BA

            Sarasota Estate Auction
          • Mark Rothko (1903-1970) Untitled oil on paper laid down on canvas 39 3/4x 2
            May. 17, 2023

            Mark Rothko (1903-1970) Untitled oil on paper laid down on canvas 39 3/4x 2

            Est: $3,000,000 - $5,000,000

            Mark Rothko (1903-1970) Untitled oil on paper laid down on canvas 39 3/4x 25 1/2 in. (101.3 x 64.8 cm.)

            Christie's
          • Untitled
            May. 16, 2023

            Untitled

            Est: $4,000,000 - $6,000,000

            The Collector's Eye: Works from The Collection of Frances Wells Magee Mark Rothko 1903 - 1970 Untitled signed Mark Rothko and dated 1959 (on the reverse) oil on paper laid down on board 29 ¾ by 21 ¾ in. 75.6 by 55.2 cm. Executed in 1959. The following work is being considered for inclusion in the forthcoming Mark Rothko Online Resource and Catalogue Raisonné of works on paper, compiled by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

            Sotheby's
          • Rothko, Mark. Venezia.
            May. 13, 2023

            Rothko, Mark. Venezia.

            Est: - €450

            Rothko, Mark. Venezia. Farblithographisches Plakat zur Ausstellung im Museo d'Arte Moderne in Venedig 1970. Blattmaße: 100 x 65 cm. Oberer Rand im linken Bereich mit ca. 1,5 cm langem Einriss, im unteren weißen Bereich leicht fleckig, sonst gut erhalten.

            Nosbüsch & Stucke GmbH
          • Mark Rothko - White and Greens in Blue - 1998 Offset Lithograph 47" x 35.5"
            May. 02, 2023

            Mark Rothko - White and Greens in Blue - 1998 Offset Lithograph 47" x 35.5"

            Est: $625 - $900

            "White and Greens in Blue" by Mark Rothko, 1998 Unsigned Offset Lithograph. Paper size is 47 x 35.5 inches, with an image size of 43 x 35.5 inches. The Offset Lithograph is from an unknown edition size. and is not framed. The condition was rated A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling. Additional details: Printed in Germany. Published by UP. Universal Prints Hamburg, Based after Rothko's 1957 original oil on canvas.

            DUMBO Auctions
          • Mark Rothko - Untitled, 1969 - 1998 Offset Lithograph 47.5" x 35.5"
            May. 02, 2023

            Mark Rothko - Untitled, 1969 - 1998 Offset Lithograph 47.5" x 35.5"

            Est: $625 - $900

            "Untitled, 1969" by Mark Rothko, 1998 Unsigned Offset Lithograph. Paper size is 47.5 x 35.5 inches, with an image size of 41.25 x 32.25 inches. The Offset Lithograph is from an unknown edition size. and is not framed. The condition was rated B: Very Good Condition, with signs of handling or age. Additional details: Distributed by New York Graphic Society Publishing Group.

            DUMBO Auctions
          • Mark Rothko - Untitled (1962) - 1998 Offset Lithograph 47" x 45"
            May. 02, 2023

            Mark Rothko - Untitled (1962) - 1998 Offset Lithograph 47" x 45"

            Est: $625 - $775

            "Untitled (1962)" by Mark Rothko, 1998 Unsigned Offset Lithograph. Paper size is 47 x 45 inches, with an image size of 39 x 37 inches. The Offset Lithograph is from an unknown edition size. and is not framed. The condition was rated B-: Good Condition, Signs of Handling and Age. Additional details: Large format poster featuring Rothko's painting "Untitled(1962." Copyright 1998- Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn Published by Universal Prints, Hamburg and printed in Germany. Light denting throughout.

            DUMBO Auctions
          • Mark Rothko (American, 1903-1970) Artist Poster
            Apr. 30, 2023

            Mark Rothko (American, 1903-1970) Artist Poster

            Est: $200 - $400

            Mark Rothko (American 1903-1970) Artist Poster. The Artist's Reality Philosophies of Art, Plasticity by Mark Rothko Poster. The image is of his 2004 book front cover. Possibly a poster distributed to book sellers. Measures 36.5 inches high, 29 inches wide. In good condition. Mark Rothko was born Marcus Rothkowitz in 1903 in Dvinsk, Russia. His father was a pharmacist. As a child he spoke Hebrew and Russian until he was ten years old; in 1913 he and his two sisters, Anna and Sonia, came to Portland, Oregon, where their parents had preceded them. They wore labels explaining that they did not speak English; he enrolled in Immigrant School. In 1921 he won a scholarship to Yale University; he was one of three immigrant seniors to get into Yale. He planned on becoming a labor leader. In 1923 he left Yale, moving to New York to work as a bookkeeper for an uncle. Somewhere along the way he disavowed his faith, struggling with a cultural identity developed against a hostile backdrop of anti-Semitism. In 1925 he began taking life-drawing classes, eventually studying at the Art Students League with Max Weber. He was also much influenced by Milton Avery's simple paintings and by the work of Matisse. In 1935 he co-founded The Ten with Adolf Gottlieb; they were a group of artists who espoused expressionist or emotive styles as opposed to abstract artists whose work was removed from emotional content. In the late 1940s he taught at the California School of Fine Arts and became a significant influence for Abstract Expressionism on the West Coast. During the 1930s and 1940s he eked out a life of part-time teaching and the WPA artists' work program. His first marriage to a fellow artist ended in a nervous breakdown for Rothko and divorce. In 1944 he met his second wife, Mary Alice (Mel) Beistle. They had two children, a daughter, Kate, and a son, Christopher. He didn't make a living from his painting until the mid-1960s. Then everything in his career seemed to flower. Rothko's works underwent a transition as time went on; they became larger and larger in size and less figurative, brighter and deeper in color, until they became rectangles of color in different configurations. Rothko became more obsessive about his work: he disliked group shows and usually declined to participate in them; he fussed about the lighting of his paintings and the color of the walls on which they were hung; he insisted that his paintings be hung in groups and not mixed with canvases that were different in color and design. Unfortunately, he bought some of his pigments in Woolworth's and didn't even know what they were; as a result of this, as well as high levels of light, the paintings and murals faded rapidly. In spite of these occurrences, Rothko's work was accepted and increased in value considerably after his death. There was a famous legal battle over his estate that lasted from 1971 to 1977. His children ended up with fewer than one hundred of their father's works. Rothko killed himself with a razor and pills in 1970. Written and submitted by Jean Ershler Schatz, artist and researcher from Laguna Woods, California.

            Myers Fine Art
          • Mark Rothko, Ink drawing on paper
            Apr. 22, 2023

            Mark Rothko, Ink drawing on paper

            Est: €5,000 - €10,000

            Untitled. Black ink and Indian ink on paper. 31.7 x 23.5 cm. Signed lower right: MARK ROTHKO.

            Kunst und Design Auktionshaus Schops Turowski
          • MARK ROTHKO, EL COLOR COMO LENGUAJE, POSTER
            Mar. 11, 2023

            MARK ROTHKO, EL COLOR COMO LENGUAJE, POSTER

            Est: $325 - $450

            Artist: Mark Rothko (1903 - 1970) Title: El Color Como Lenguaje Year: 1975 Medium: Poster Size: 27 x 18 in. (68.58 x 45.72 cm) Description: A poster from the exhibition "El Color Como Lenguaje" (Color as Language), which was a touring exhibition that travelled through Central and South America, organized by the International Council of Museums (ICOM),

            RoGallery
          • Mark Rothko In New York
            Feb. 16, 2023

            Mark Rothko In New York

            Est: $10 - $1,000

            Written By Diane Waldman - Published By Guggenheim Museum - Copyright 1994 - 11 1/4" X 9 1/2" - See Photos For Condition

            Berner's Auction Gallery
          • AFTER MARK ROTHKO, AMERICAN 1903-1970, MARK ROTHKO - MARLBOROUGH GALLERIA D'ARTE ROMA, Exhibition poster, Sight: 37 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. (95.3 x 62.2 cm.), Frame: 42 x 29 in. (106.7 x 73.7 cm.)
            Feb. 01, 2023

            AFTER MARK ROTHKO, AMERICAN 1903-1970, MARK ROTHKO - MARLBOROUGH GALLERIA D'ARTE ROMA, Exhibition poster, Sight: 37 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. (95.3 x 62.2 cm.), Frame: 42 x 29 in. (106.7 x 73.7 cm.)

            Est: $400 - $600

            AFTER MARK ROTHKO AMERICAN, 1903-1970 MARK ROTHKO - MARLBOROUGH GALLERIA D'ARTE ROMA Exhibition poster

            Potomack Company
          • Mark Rothko - Gold Glow #16 - 1990 Offset Lithograph 55" x 31.5"
            Jan. 24, 2023

            Mark Rothko - Gold Glow #16 - 1990 Offset Lithograph 55" x 31.5"

            Est: $200 - $400

            "Gold Glow #16" by Mark Rothko, 1990 Unsigned Offset Lithograph. Paper size is 55 x 31.5 inches, with an image size of 54.75 x 28.75 inches. The Offset Lithograph is from an unknown edition size. and is not framed. The condition was rated B: Very Good Condition, with signs of handling or age. Additional details:

            DUMBO Auctions
          • Mark Rothko - White Center - 2000 Serigraph 43.5" x 31.5"
            Dec. 20, 2022

            Mark Rothko - White Center - 2000 Serigraph 43.5" x 31.5"

            Est: $400 - $600

            "White Center" by Mark Rothko, 2000 Unsigned Serigraph. Paper size is 43.5 x 31.5 inches, with an image size of 34.25 x 23.5 inches. The Serigraph is from an unknown edition size. and is not framed. The condition was rated A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling. Additional details: Silkscreen on 275g paper with deckled edges. Published by Belgium Editions Pierre d'Harville. Printed in Italy

            DUMBO Auctions
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