Description: 1903 - 1970
oil on paper laid on board
48 1/2 x 40 1/2 in. 123.2 x 102.9 cm.
Executed in 1969.
Exhibited: Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Mark Rothko, November 1990 - January 1991, cat. no. 11, illustrated in color
Hildesheim, Roemer-und Pelizaeus-Museum; Braunschweig, Dominikanerkloster St. Albertus Magnus, Passion: Bernward - Jahr 1993, May - July 1993, p. 93, illustrated in color (shown in Hildesheim only)
Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Magic Blue, December 1993 - March 1994, cat. no. 68, p. 38, illustrated in color
Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art; New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Paris, Musée d’Art Moderne, Mark Rothko, May 1998 – April 1999, cat. no. 107, p. 225, illustrated in color
Literature: Judith Trepp, "Reviews: Basel, Magic Blue, Beyeler," Art News, vol. 93, no. 5, May 1994, p. 169, illustrated
Provenance: Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, New York (acquired from the artist in 1969)
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Private Collection (acquired from the above, inscribed with the Estate no. 2013.69)
Ellen Donahue Gallery, New York (acquired from the above in 1989)
Galerie Beyeler, Basel (acquired from the above in 1989)
Acquired by the present owner from the above in 1994