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Untitled by Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko

Untitled, 1955

Oil on canvas
232.7 x 175.3 cm (91.61 x 69.02 in)
Unique artwork
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Momentum 12M
Last recorded sale at Sotheby's, New York (09 Nov 2010)

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Past Sales
ImageSale dateAuction houseLocationSale nameLot No.EstimatePrice SoldConditionTitle
Nov 9, 2010
Sotheby'sNew YorkContemporary Art Evening Auction21
$****** - ******
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Artwork Description



232.7 x 175.3 cm (91.61 x 69.02 in)


oil on canvas


signed and dated 1955 on the reverse


Estate of the artist (no. 5004.55) Marlborough A.G., Liechtenstein/Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, Inc., New York

Acquired by the present owner from the above in 1969


Cambridge, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, June 1970 - March 1971 (on loan) Boston, Boston City Hall, The New York School, March - April 1971 Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, October 1975 – October 1978 (on loan) New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts; Minneapolis, Walker Art Center; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Mark Rothko 1903 – 1970: A Retrospective, October 1978 - September 1979, cat. no. 122, illustrated in color Beijing, Zhongguo Meishuguan; Shanghai, Shanghai Bowuguan; American Paintings from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, September - November 1981, p. 32, illustrated Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, A Private Vision, February - April 1982, p. 35, illustrated in color Portland, Portland Museum of Art, May - September 1984 South Hadley, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, An Architect's Eye, September - November 1985, p. 17, illustrated in color London, The Tate Gallery, Mark Rothko 1903 - 1970, June - September 1987, cat. no. 49, p. 138, illustrated in color Madrid, Fundación Juan March, Mark Rothko, September 1987 - January 1988, cat. no. 25, illustrated in color Cologne, Museum Ludwig, Mark Rothko 1903 - 1970: Retrospective der Gemälde, January - March 1988, cat. no 39, p. 151, illustrated in color South Hadley, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Collective Pursuits: Mount Holyoke Investigates Modernism, April - May 1993, p. 59, illustrated in color Indianapolis, Indianapolis Museum of Art; Columbus, Indiana, Columbus Gallery, American Traditions: Art from the Collections of Culver Alumni, December 1993 - March 1994, p. 303, illustrated in color (inverted) Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Reflections on Monet, September 1998 - January 1999 New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., Side by Side, 1999 Riehen/Basel, Fondation Beyeler, Mark Rothko, "A consummated experience between picture and onlooker", February-April 2001, cat. no. 31, p. 110, illustrated in color


Kenworth Moffet, Morris Louis in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 1979, p. 7, illustrated Jean Shinoda Bolen, The Tao of Psychology: Synchronicity and the Self, New York, 1982, illustrated in color on the cover Camilo Franco, "O humano sobre o home con fondo de cór", La Voz de Galicia, 22 October 1987, p. 4, illustrated Julio Trenas, "Rothko y la 'Escuela de Nueva York'", Jano 804, January – February 1988, p. 106, illustrated David Anfam, Mark Rothko, The Works on Canvas, Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven, 1988, cat. no. 523, p. 402, illustrated in color.