Art in the Closet

Mark Rothko painting

Mark Rothko’s “Untitled” (1960). Credit Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; via Sotheby’s.

… The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has announced plans to sell Mark Rothko’s “Untitled” (1960), mainly to “address art historical gaps” like works by women and people of color… The deep burgundy oil on canvas… is expected to bring $35 million to $50 million [at auction]… The Rothko has not been exhibited at the museum since 2002 nor lent since 2008….

(Robin Pogrebin, “SFMoMA to Sell 1960 Rothko to Help Diversify its Holdings,” NYTimes, 2- 5-19)

(c) 2019 JMN.

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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