Soaring to nearly 95 inches in height, infused and radiating with light and color, Mark Rothko’s No. 7 projects itself into our space on a greater than human scale, engulfing us entirely within its epic expanse. This, of course, is very much by design: Rothko painted large pictures to create precisely this experience of immersive intimacy, in which we are not outside observers, but are absorbed into the work. Sotheby’s is thrilled to offer Mark Rothko’s No. 7 from the esteemed Macklowe Collection on 15 November 2021.
Brooke Lampley on Mark Rothko's No. 7, 1951
New York | 15 November