Tag Mark Rothko

Illuminating the Ethereal—Mark Rothko’s Work from His Son’s Point of View: Interview with Christopher Rothko by David Ebony

David Ebony— Renowned for his incandescent abstract paintings of ethereal space and light, Mark Rothko is certainly one of the giants of twentieth century art. Along with fellow Abstract Expressionists Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, Rothko made a monumental contribution to American post-war painting. Now occupying a rather mythic

Continue reading…

Sneak Peek: Mark Rothko: From the Inside Out by Christopher Rothko

We’re delighted to share a sneak peek at a moving, enlightening, and important book we’re publishing this November: Christopher Rothko’s Mark Rothko: From the Inside Out. Below is an excerpt from one of the book’s 18 essays, a piece entitled “Ceci n’est pas un frigo.” “Refrigerators! Big, squashy refrigerators,” my

Continue reading…

How Marcus Rothkowitz Became Mark Rothko

Annie Cohen-Solal— Following his breakthrough into the art world, Marcus Rothkowitz seemed to build momentum, steadily lining up serious and interesting projects; however, as a New York artist, he still needed to establish a foothold. Despite his late start, by age thirty he could already boast about having his first

Continue reading…

Follow Friday Links – April 9, 2010

Back this week with more interesting YUP-related links from the Twitterverse: @LDWeinberg‘s link to a cheat sheet for Matisse: Radical Invention was passed around by several art enthusiasts. @TorontoSymphony placed Sibelius in an unlikely locale as part of an online contest. @arbitrix and @vitamingc checked in from Ken Chen’s book

Continue reading…

Mark Rothko in His Own Words

“I hate and distrust all art historians, experts, and critics,” Mark Rothko fulminated in 1959. “They are a bunch of parasites, feeding on the body of art. Their work not only is useless, it is misleading. They can say nothing worth listening to about art or the artist, aside from

Continue reading…