Mark Rothko

American, b. 1903, Dvinsk, Russia (today Daugavpils, Latvia); d. 1970, New York, New York
Mark Rothko

 

Mark Rothko is a critically acclaimed, principle figure of Abstract Expressionism whose work is characterized by thinly-veiled, rectangular fields of color that appear to float on the canvas. Untitled (1967) of the Empire State Plaza Art Collection is one of five works he completed in the year and represents a shift in Rothko’s transition from wall-sized works to slightly smaller, easel works. While not monumental in size, the transcendent ultramarine, green-blue, and black fields of color consume the viewer’s field of vision.

Untitled

 

Mark Rothko, Untitled

 

Title: Untitled
Date: 1967
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 80 x 69 inches
Accession Number: P70.1.3
Location: Corning Tower Concourse Level

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Empire State Plaza Art Collection
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