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Untitled (Yellow, Orange, Yellow, Light Orange) by Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko

Untitled (Yellow, Orange, Yellow, Light Orange), 1955

Oil on canvas
207 x 152.4 cm (81.5 x 60 in)
Unique artwork
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Momentum 12M
Last recorded sale at Christie's, New York (09 Nov 2023)

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Past Sales
ImageSale dateAuction houseLocationSale nameLot No.EstimatePrice SoldConditionTitle
Nov 9, 2023
Christie'sNew York20th Century Evening Sale19B
$****** - ******
Untitled (Yellow, Orange, Yellow, Light Orange)
Nov 10, 2014
Sotheby'sNew YorkProperty from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon: Masterworks14
$****** - ******
Untitled (Yellow, Orange, Yellow, Light Orange)
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Artwork Description



207 x 152.4 cm (81.5 x 60 in)


oil on canvas


signed and dated "MARK ROTHKO 1955" (on the reverse)


Estate of the artist

Marlborough A.G., Liechtenstein/Marlborough Gallery, Inc., New York, 1970

Paul and Bunny Mellon, Virginia, 1970

Their sale; Sotheby"s, New York, 10 November 2014, lot 14

Helly Nahmad Gallery, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner


New Haven, Yale University Art Gallery, Salute to Mark Rothko, May-June 1971, n.p., no. 9.

New York, Di Donna Galleries, Paths to the Absolute, October-December 2016, pp. 4, 67, 72-73 and 92, pl. 12 (illustrated).

New York, Nahmad Contemporary, Five Years at Nahmad Contemporary, May-June 2018, pp. 58-59 and 130 (illustrated).


D. Anfam, Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven and London, 1998, pp. 84 and 404, no. 525 (illustrated).

L. J. Holden, B. Huffman and T. Lloyd, Bunny Mellon Style, Layton, 2021, pp. 23 and 239 (illustrated).


MARK ROTHKO (1903-1970)

Untitled (Yellow, Orange, Yellow, Light Orange)

signed and dated "MARK ROTHKO 1955" (on the reverse)

oil on canvas

81 ½ x 60 in. (207 x 152.5 cm.)

Painted in 1955.