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Untitled (Black on Gray) by Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko

Untitled (Black on Gray), 1969

Acrylic on canvas
172.7 x 162.6 cm (67.99 x 64.02 in)
Unique artwork
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Momentum 12M
Last recorded sale at Phillips, New York (11 Nov 2013)

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Past Sales
ImageSale dateAuction houseLocationSale nameLot No.EstimatePrice SoldConditionTitle
Nov 11, 2013
PhillipsNew YorkContemporary Art Evening18
$****** - ******
Untitled (Black on Gray)
Nov 10, 2010
Christie'sNew YorkPost-War and Contemporary Evening Sale28
$****** - ******
Untitled (Black on Gray)
Artwork Description



172.7 x 162.6 cm (67.99 x 64.02 in)


acrylic on canvas


Estate of the Artist

Marlborough A.G, Lichtenstein/Marlborough Gallery, London

Galerie Beyeler, Basel

Private Collection, Germany

Jason McCoy, New York

Will Ameringer Fine Art, New York

Acquired from the above 1998


Zurich, Kunsthhaus, Mark Rothko, March 21 - May 9, 1971, then traveled to Berlin, Staatliche Museen Pruessischer Kulturbesitz, Neue Nationalgalerie (May 26 - July 19, 1971), Düsseldorf, Stádtische Kunsthalle (August 24 - October 3, 1971), Rotterdam, Museum Boymans van Beuningen (November 20, 1971 - January 2, 1972), London, Hayward Gallery (February 2 - March 12, 1972) Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne (March 23 - May 8, 1972); Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Von Venus zu Venus, September - October , 1972; Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Paysages aprés l'Impressionnisme, September - November 1975; Berlin, Schloss Charlottenburg, Großbe Orangerie, Zeichen des Glaubens-Geist der Avantgarde: Religiöse Tendenzen in der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts, May - July 1980; Basel, Galerie Beyeler , Homageto Francis Bacon, June - September, 1992; Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Dream of the Absolute, June - September, 1994; Madrid, Galería Elvira Gonzales, Mark Rothko, January - March, 1995; Philadelphia Museum of Art, February - July 2002 (on extended loan)


Mark Rothko, exh. cat., Kunsthhaus, Zurich, 1971, no. 71, p. 115 (illustrated); Mark Rothko, exh. cat., Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, 1972, no. 42, p. 41 (illustrated); K. Baker, "Mark Rothko: Marlborough Gallery," Artforum, vol. 9, January 1971, p. 75 (illustrated); R. Goldwater, "Rothko's Black Paintings," Art in America, vol. 59, March-April 1971, p. 61 (illustrated in color); M.M. Greiner, "Mark Rothko," Kunst-en Cultuuragenda, vol. 5, May 25, 1972, p. 8 (illustrated); Von Venus zu Venus, exh. cat., Galerie Beyeler, Basel, 1972, p. 83, no. 88 (illustrated); B. O'Doherty, American Masters: The Voice and the Myth, New York: Universe Press, 1973, p. 184 (illustrated); A. Everitt, Abstract Expressionism, New York: Barrons Educational Series, 1978, no. 16 (illustrated); Paysages aprés l'Impressionnisme, exh. cat., Galerie Beyeler, Basel, 1975, no. 62 (illustrated in color); Berlin, Schloss Charlottenburg, Großbe Orangerie, Zeichen des Glaubens-Geist der Avantgarde: Religiöse Tendenzen in der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts, May - July 1980, p.183, no. 184 (illustrated); D. Britt, ed., Modern Art: Impressionism to Post-Modernism, Boston, Toronto, London: Little, Brown and Company, 1989, p. 272 (illustrated); Homage to Francis Bacon, exh. cat., Galerie Beyeler, Basel, 1992, no. 52 (illustrated); Dream of the Absolute, exh. cat., Galerie Beyeler, Basel, 1994, p. 45, no. 62 (illustrated, cover); D. Anfam, Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1998, p. 670, no. 831 (illustrated)