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UNTITLED (BLACK ON GRAY)

A black color field over grey blue color field covering the painting expresses how Rothko understood death and tragedy. Rather than floating color forms, the two colors take up the whole canvas enveloping the viewer in painting’s drama.

DETAILS:

1969-70
Acrylic On Canvas
80 1/8 x 69 1/8 in.
203.3 x 175.5 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Gift, The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc.
86.3422
© 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

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