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This painting has a rust brown square floating above a black square with a rust brown layer. In the 1950s Rothko mostly painted with a darker color palette of reds and browns, emulating his struggle with depression.

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1957
Oil On Canvas
91 5/16 x 69 9/16 in.
231.9 x 176.7 cm
National Gallery of Art
Gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc.
1986.43.154
© 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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