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White Cloud by Mark Rothko

Mark Rothko

White Cloud, 1956

Oil on canvas
168.9 x 159.7 cm (66.5 x 62.87 in)
Unique artwork
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Momentum 12M
Last recorded sale at Christie's, New York (08 Nov 2011)

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Past Sales
ImageSale dateAuction houseLocationSale nameLot No.EstimatePrice SoldConditionTitle
Nov 8, 2011
Christie'sNew YorkPost-War Contemporary Evening Sale71
$****** - ******
White Cloud
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Artwork Description



168.9 x 159.7 cm (66.5 x 62.87 in)


oil on canvas


signed and dated 'MARK ROTHKO 56' (on the reverse)


Sidney Janis Gallery, New York. Gimpel Fils, London. E.J. Power, London. Pace Gallery, New York.

Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1976.


London, Institute of Contemporary Art, Seven Paintings from the E.J. Power Collection, March-April 1958, no. 8 (illustrated). New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Houston, Museum of Fine Arts; Minneapolis, Walker Art Center and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Mark Rothko 1903-1970: A Retrospective, October 1978-September 1979, no. 136 (illustrated in color).


P. Heron, "London," Arts 32, May 1958, pp. 22-23. D. Anfam, Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas, A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven and London, 1998, p. 418, no. 546 (illustrated in color). M. Auping, A. Karnes and M. Thistlethwaite, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth: 110 Masterworks, London, 2002, p. 285.