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Orange, Red, Yellow by Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko

Orange, Red, Yellow, 1956

Oil on canvas
202 x 175 cm (79.53 x 68.9 in)
Unique artwork
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Momentum 12M
Last recorded sale at Sotheby's, New York (14 May 2008)

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Past Sales
ImageSale dateAuction houseLocationSale nameLot No.EstimatePrice SoldConditionTitle
May 14, 2008
Sotheby'sNew YorkContemporary Art Evening Auction38
$****** - ******
Orange, Red, Yellow
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Artwork Description



202 x 175 cm (79.53 x 68.9 in)


oil on canvas


signed and dated 1956 on the reverse


Marlborough-Gerson Gallery Inc., New York. Mr. and Mrs. Young M. Smith Jr., Litchfield Plantation, S.C. (acquired from the above in 1969). Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., New York, October 26, 1972, lot 18. John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco (acquired from the above sale). Galerie Denise René/Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf.

Private Collection, Milan (acquired from the above in 1973). Harriet Griffin Gallery, New York (acquired from the above in 1981).

Private Collection, United States


Stockholm, Moderna Museet, Önskemuseet (The Museum of our Wishes), December 1963 – February 1964, cat. no. 161, p. 72, illustrated. London, Marlborough New London Gallery, Mark Rothko, February – March 1964, cat. no. 2, illustrated in color. Cleveland, Cleveland Museum of Art, The Art of Collecting Modern Art, February – March 1986, cat. no. 24, illustrated in color


Ian Bennett, A History of American Painting, London, 1973, p. 213, illustrated in color. Dictionnaire de l'art et des artistes, Paris, 1982, p. 514, illustrated in color. Frank Maubert, La peinture moderne, Paris, n.d., p. 130, illustrated in color. Michael Mayne, This Sunrise of Wonder: Letters for the Journey, London, 1995, illustrated in color on the cover. David Anfam, Mark Rothko: the Works on Canvas, Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven and London, 1998, cat. no. 556, p. 427, illustrated in color