Contemporary Curated

Contemporary Curated

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Auction Closed

October 2, 08:56 PM GMT


150,000 - 200,000 USD

Lot Details



1903 - 1970


signed; signed Rothkowitz and titled on the strainer; signed on the reverse

oil on canvas

40⅛ by 30⅛ in. 101.9 by 76.5 cm.

framed: 41¼ by 31¼ in. 104.8 by 79.4 cm.

Executed in 1939.

Please note this Lot is subject to a Guarantee.

Private Collection, New York (acquired directly from the artist)

Thence by descent to the present owner

Francis V. O'Conner, Ed., The New Deal Art Projects: An Anthology of Memoirs, Washington, D.C. 1972, p. 123, illustrated (incorrectly dated circa 1936)

Diane Waldman, Mark Rothko in New York, New York 1994, cat. no. 2, n.p., illustrated in color

David Anfam, Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas, Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven and London 1998, cat. no. 166, p. 181, illustrated in color

New York, Riverside Museum, The First Annual Exhibition of the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, March 1941, cat. no. 117

New York, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Mark Rothko, 1903-1970: A Retrospective, October 1978 - January 1979

Brooklyn Museum, December 1981 - July 2019 (on extended loan)

Barcelona, Fundació Joan Miró; and Basel, Fondation Beyeler, Mark Rothko: A Consummated Experience Between Picture and Onlooker, November 2000 - April 2001, cat. no. 166, p. 172, illustrated in color

New York, PaceWildenstein, Mark Rothko: The Realist Years, October 2001 - January 2002