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MARK ROTHKO | UNTITLED (UNDERWATER SERIES)

MARK ROTHKO | UNTITLED (UNDERWATER SERIES)

MARK ROTHKO | UNTITLED (UNDERWATER SERIES)

MARK ROTHKO

1903 - 1970

UNTITLED (UNDERWATER SERIES)


signed

watercolor and ink on paper

11⅛ by 16 in. 28.3 by 40.6 cm.

framed: 18½ by 22½ in. 47 by 57.2 cm.

Executed circa 1946.


This work is being considered for inclusion in the forthcoming Mark Rothko Online Resource and Catalogue Raisonné of works on paper, compiled by the National Gallery of Art, Washington. 

This work is in good condition overall. Only visible when unframed and underneath the mat, the sheet is slightly undulated, there are a few soft creases throughout and the edges and corners of the sheet show evidence of light wear and handling with a few associated unobtrusive tears to the edges. The variations to the pigment application are consistent with the artist’s working method and choice of medium. There is evidence of a few, very minor unobtrusive pinpoint surface accretions. The sheet is hinged verso to the mat at the top two corners and window matted. Framed under glass.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

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Collection of Nancy and Jesse Weisman, New York (gift of the artist)

Thence by descent to the present owner in 1994

Ridgefield, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Mysterious and Magical Realism, April - August 1980, cat. no. 54