MARK ROTHKO 1968: Clearing Away

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With essays by Christopher Rothko and Eleanor Nairne

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A handsome introduction to Mark Rothko’s rarely seen jewel-like paintings on paper.

This volume brings together key paintings from Rothko’s (1903-70) renowned body of work made in the late 1960s — a significant and prolific period in the artist’s life. In the wake of a particularly difficult bout of ill health, Rothko was forced to reduce the scale of his practice from his signature monumental canvas to more intimately sized paper. Despite physical limitations, Rothko worked feverishly with a renewed enthusiasm for color, delighted by the effect of acrylic paint, which he had newly discovered. In an intimate introduction, Christopher Rothko writes of the artist’s shift in scale and the parallel between the viewer’s experience with the paintings and his father’s own creation of them. Eleanor Nairne explores Rothko’s trajectory, tracing his early works and experience painting through the Seagram paintings and chapel commission to these works on paper.

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