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People Either Adore Or Despise The Rothko Chapel — Could Its Restoration Change The Haters’ Minds?

“The space, which features fourteen dark paintings by Rothko, is famous for being dim and moody. It’s a sensory deprivation chamber that also functions as a theological deprivation chamber.” For its “devotees,” it’s “a space that seems sacred for a post-religious world” and can induce truly spiritual experiences. Others, well, disagree: one artist called it “a place where art and life and imagination go to die” and one critic who loved Rothko’s work called it “at worst a well-designed crematori...
Tags: Art, Texas, Houston, Visual, Rothko, Rothko Chapel, July 2020

How to Talk About Art, With Jerry Saltz

Have you ever felt at a loss for words when staring at a Jackson Pollock? Or simply not known what what to say in reaction to a Rothko? New York Magazine’s Senior Art Critic, Jerry Saltz, joins us this week to help the less-cultured of us learn the art of discussing fine art, as well as impress upon us that there is…Read more...
Tags: Art, Culture, Fine Art, Lifehacks, New York Magazine, Jackson Pollock, Discussion, Rothko, Jerry Saltz

Sotheby’s Has $25m Rothko for New York Sale in November

Sotheby’s has announced  that Mark Rothko’s Blue Over Red will be a featured lot in the company’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale November 14th in NYC.  The work was acquired directly from the artist by dealer and collector Harold Diamond, before being sold to a private collection from the holdings Baltimore collectors Israel and Selma Rosen. Read more at Art Market Monitor  
Tags: Art, News, Israel, Baltimore, Art News, Minipost, Sotheby, Mark Rothko, Rothko, New York Sale, Harold Diamond, Selma Rosen

Ron Meyer Files $10 Million Suit Over Forged Rothko

NBCUniversal Vice Chairman Ron Meyer has filed a $10 million suit against two art dealers, claiming they sold him a forged Mark Rothko painting in 2001. Meyer accuses Susan Seidel and Jaime Frankfort of duping him into buying the work. According to the suit, he was told that it would be included in an official […]
Tags: News, Meyer, Mark Rothko, Rothko, Ron Meyer, Susan Seidel, Jaime Frankfort

Wroth Over Rothko: SFMOMA’s Distasteful Disposal

What museum director would choose to sell from his institution “an important work completed at the apex of Rothko’s artistic powers, … one of just 19 paintings completed by the artist in 1960” — a year that marked “a critical juncture in the iconic Abstract Expressionist’s career”? – Lee Rosenbaum
Tags: Art, Ajblogs, Rothko, SFMOMA, 03.05.19, Wroth Over Rothko

At the Paris Opera, a Biblical Tale Told With Rothko and Children

The director Romeo Castellucci explains some of the striking imagery in his staging of Scarlatti’s “Il Primo Omicidio.”
Tags: News, Opera, Romeo, Scarlatti, Rothko, Paris Opera, Castellucci, Romeo Castellucci, Il Primo Omicidio (Musical Work

The Best Valentine's Day Gifts For Every Type Of Relationship

Even if you’re not the type to buy into the Valentine’s Day hoopla, it's always nice to scoop up a little something for your S.O. And since time’s kind of ticking away here, we figured we’d help you out before February 14 hits you empty-handed. We know no two relationships are the same, which means while some partners may have their fingers crossed for jewelry, others are happy with a budget friendly framed photo of the two of you. So instead of giving you an array of flower bouquets and pendan...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Facetime, Anthropologie, Valentine, Lisa, Marie Kondo, Rothko, Skagen, Acne Studios, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Taschen Taschen, Urban Outfitters Photo Courtesy of Urban, Farfetch Photo Courtesy of Farfetch, Uniqlo Photo Courtesy of Uniqlo

From Persia with love: How an Empress transformed Iran with art

From Persia with love: How an Empress transformed Iran with art Dubbed “the Jackie Kennedy of the Middle East”, Farah Pahlavi built a world-class collection of modern art before she and her husband were exiled. Now 80, she reflects on her beloved country. Farah Pahlavi, Iran’s first and last Empress, in the late 1970s. “When you leave your land, your love, your belongings, it’s very sad,” she reflects now.CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES Time was when Farah Pahlavi could paralyse parts of Manhatta...
Tags: Europe, New York, London, Obama, Life, White House, Boston, Berlin, New York City, US, America, Eu, Iran, Rome, West, Egypt

Art Review: At the Met Museum, an Abstract Show That Falls Short of Epic

An exhibition meant to show off the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection of art from the 1940s to the present day only points to gaps and a lack of imagination.
Tags: Art, News, Jackson, Mitchell, Murray, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Carmen, Helen, Thomas, Elizabeth, Mark, Jean, Rothko, Herrera, Cy, Isamu

Florida Man Tried To Defraud Sotheby’s By Bidding On Art As Somebody Else: FBI

Antonio DiMarco, an interior designer from Broward County, and New York art consultant Joakim von Ditmar have been charged with identity theft and conspiracy to commit wire fraud: they allegedly bid $7.5 million for a Rothko and an Ad Reinhardt under the name of an 80-year-old client of DiMarco’s.
Tags: Art, Florida, New York, Fbi, Visual, Broward County, Sotheby, Rothko, Dimarco, Reinhardt, 10.17.18, Antonio DiMarco, Joakim von Ditmar

Harvard’s Pigment Collection

As the daughter of a trained art conservationist, I find this endlessly fascinating. Edward Forbes, the former director of Harvard’s Fogg Art Museums, amassed a collection that is essentially a library of color. With the help of these rainbow-bright samples, scientists are able to ward off color loss. They can restore faded pieces through identifying what chemical response caused the fading in the first place. They can also reconstruct stories of paintings and people through an examination o...
Tags: Harvard, Forbes, Mark Rothko, Rothko, Chrysanthe Tenentes, Edward Forbes, Harvard s Fogg Art Museums

A contrast worth billions

In our previous blog post, we were talking about the importance of using certain colors, color theory and color psychology, as well as why some color combinations are more pleasant to the eye. Today, we will explore one of recent history's most famous example of how colors are used to communicate within an art piece.   A painting we are referring to is, of course, Mark Rothko's "Untitled (Yellow and Blue)", a piece of art which value reached $46.5 million at Sotheby's auction in New York. Painte...
Tags: Art, Design, Wikipedia, Paint, Blue, Color Theory, Mark, Sotheby, Mark Rothko, Rothko, Marge Simpson, Nina Petrov, New York Painted

Yellow Over Dark Blue

As I said yesterday, the deadline for the Baker's Dozen "It Must Be Color" feature is Tuesday night at 11:59 p.m. I've already received enough submissions to build the feature. I'm having a bit of a conceptual mindlock about the concept, though. Many people are simply sending in pictures that are of strong colors. I'm not sure that's the same thing as a picture that needs to be in color in order to work. Pictures that are purely of colors or a color are descendants of things like Eggleston's sem...
Tags: Photography, Beethoven, Benjamin Britten, Baker, Ellsworth Kelly, Crowley, Michael Johnston, Mike, Kelly, Michael C Johnston, Mark Rothko, Rothko, Amazon US, Eggleston, John Crowley, Amazon Canada

Behind the Scenes at the MoMA

Ever wonder what's going on behind that wall when you see this sign? We lionize the artist and the designer. But few of us ever consider the men and women behind the scenes at a museum, who must deal with packing and unpacking their famous and weirdly-shaped creations, and who must clean them, inspect them, move them around and hang them. For every Rothko you've ever appreciated, there's a group of folks wearing gloves who hung it with a level. Dig that Warhol? Thank the gal who just vacuumed...
Tags: Videos, Design, Warhol, Moma, Rothko

Who Pays Millions for a Painting?

Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud, a little known Saudi Arabian prince, paid a record $450.3 million for Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi.” Here’s a few other buyers with deep pockets.
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, New York Times, Jackson, Picasso, Mark, PAUL, Da Vinci, Leonardo, Willem, Cezanne, Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo, Rothko, Pollock

The 2018 Grammy Nominations Have Dropped — See The Full List!

Can you believe it's almost time for the Grammys?? On Tuesday, The Recording Academy finally announced their full list of noms, and now we can finally see who will be up for Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best New Artist. So, who did get nominated for 2018?? Current frontrunners include JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Bruno Mars. Ch-ch-check out the FULL nominations list (below)! Record of the Year "Redbone" — Childish Gambino "Despacito" — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Fe...

See what it takes to run MoMA

At the Museum is a new video series by MoMA in NYC that offers a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to run a world-class modern art museum. The first episode, embedded above, follows the staff as they prepare for new exhibitions, both in the museum and across the Atlantic. As the Museum of Modern Art prepares to ship 200 masterworks by artists like Picasso, C’ezanne, Rothko and de Kooning for a special exhibition at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, other MoMA staff begin to insta...
Tags: New York, Atlantic, Paris, Museum of Modern Art, Picasso, Moma, Jason Kottke, Rothko, Louis Vuitton Foundation

60-Second Introductions to 12 Groundbreaking Artists: Matisse, Dalí, Duchamp, Hopper, Pollock, Rothko & More

Some art historians dedicate their entire careers, and indeed lives, to the work of a single artist. But what about those of us who only have a minute to spare? Addressing the demand for the briefest possible primers on the creators of important art, paintings and otherwise, of the past century or so, the Royal Academy of Arts' Painters in 60 Seconds series has published twelve episodes so far. Of those informationally dense videos, you see here the introductions to Salvador Dalí, Marcel...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, College, History, Henri Matisse, Seoul, Hopper, Jackson Pollock, Edward Hopper, Picasso, Grant Wood, Facebook Twitter, Dali, Royal Academy, Mark Rothko

For Si Newhouse

Si Newhouse, the longtime owner of The New Yorker and other Condé Nast magazines, has died at the age of eighty-nine. David Remnick, the New Yorker's editor, pays affecting tribute to him on our website. For many years, he was to me an entirely mysterious character, glimpsed occasionally in the cafeteria at 4 Times Square, where Condé Nast moved in 1999. Then, around the time my book The Rest Is Noise appeared, I got to know him slightly. He read the book and invited me to dinner at the apartme...
Tags: Music, Conde Nast, Victoria, Birmingham, New Yorker, The New Yorker, Times Square, Alex Ross, John Cage, Stockhausen, Morton Feldman, Rothko, David Remnick, Xenakis, Si Newhouse, Victoria Newhouse

Art Fund: Perfect Work of Art?

What is the perfect work of art? What is the perfect work of art? Is it by Rodin or Rothko? Is it a painting or a sculpture? More blue than red? Does it have a cat in it? Fred Rowson and 101 Agency, asked eight individuals over the course of a day at Dulwich Picture Gallery. Turns out one work of art can’t please everyone! See everything with Art Fund's National Art Pass. What is the ...
Tags: Advertising, Rodin, Agency, Rothko, Fred Rowson, Dulwich Picture Gallery Turns

Letter of Recommendation: The Rothko Chapel

A quiet, lonely place to share the grief of solitude.
Tags: News, Museums, Mark, Rothko, Menil Collection, Houston (Tex, Rothko Chapel

Meet Elizabeth Olsen's Smarmy Instagram Influencer In This Ingrid Goes West Clip

"Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink the wild air." Ralph Waldo Emerson said that.That's also the caption Taylor Sloane (Elizabeth Olsen) uses in a series of beachy Instagram posts in Ingrid Goes West, a comedic thriller about the perils of Instagram infatuation.Taylor is an Instagram influencer — one of those social media savants who has a keen eye for taking good pictures of avocado toast. She has a dog named Rothko, who's her muse. She loves posting photos of farm-fresh fruit. She's...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, California, Taylor, Elizabeth Olsen, Don, Ingrid, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Rothko, Matt Spicer, Ingrid Goes West, Taylor Sloane Elizabeth Olsen, Ingrid Aubrey Plaza, Ezra Wyatt Russell

INKPULSE: The Art of Yeo Shih Yun

Click here to view the embedded video. “My soul mate in the universe of art is ink. INKPULSE is a monograph that I have embarked to share my art journey and it is the journal for my deeply personal and cherished connection with ink.” (from the press release) Ink artist and INSTINC founder Yeo Shih Yun is holding a crowdfunding campaign to publish INKPULSE, a progressive catalogue of art over two decades, interspersed with accounts by the people she has met along the way—gallerists, curators, fr...
Tags: Art, Design, Publication, Rothko, Instinct, Chinese Ink Artist Singapore, Inkpulse, Yeo Shih Yun, Chua Ek Kay, Shih Yun

A Show Of Fakes Makes Them Real As It Gets

Here is a Rothko that isn’t a Rothko, a Coco Chanel suit that isn’t a Chanel, a Babe Ruth baseball glove that the Babe never set eyes on, and let’s not forget all the silver by Alt-Paul Revere. You name it, and Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes probably doesn’t have […]
Tags: Art, Chanel, Visual, Ruth, Coco Chanel, Rothko, 05.31.17, Alt Paul Revere

The MoMA Teaches You How to Paint Like Pollock, Rothko, de Kooning & Other Abstract Painters: Free Course Begins on May 22

Some may find her insufferable, but most readers adore her: the insouciant little pig Olivia—New Yorker, art lover, and Caldecott Medal winner—has forever embedded herself in children’s literary culture as an archetype of childhood curiosity and self-confidence, especially in scenes like that of the first book of the series, in which the fearless piglet produces her own drip painting on the wall of the family’s Upper East Side apartment after puzzling over Jackson Pollock’s work at the M...
Tags: Google, Art, New York, College, Upper East Side, Cia, Museum of Modern Art, Samuel Beckett, MOOCs, Gertrude Stein, Coursera, Jackson Pollock, Willem De Kooning, Moma, Olivia, Martin

Review of Two Spring Museum Exhibits in Paris

  Guest post by Anne Daignault It's April and Paris is living up to its reputation, each day warmed by the springtime sun, the flowering chestnuts seducing the fastest walker into the nearest park to sit on a bench, smell the lilacs and listen to the children's happy noises. Equally seductive are two exhibits, the De Zubaran à Rothko: Collection of Alicia Koplowitz at the Musee Jacquemart André (158 Boulevard Houssmann, 8th, through July 10th) and Tokyo - Paris, Masterpieces of the Bridgest...
Tags: Travel, Museum, Sculpture, Paris, Tokyo, Venice, Sightseeing, Japanese, Contemporary Art, Impressionist, Picasso, BRIDGESTONE, Miró, Zurbaran, Kan, Rothko

Why Is It So Difficult For Theatre To Make Good Plays About The Art World?

As an art critic in the theater reviewer’s seat, I found myself wondering why the art market continues to hold dramatic appeal, and why so few people get it right. Of course biographical plays have always appealed, whether done straight, like the play “Red,” about Rothko, or more dreamily, like the Seurat-refracting “Sunday in the Park With George.” Yet the big-money domains of the auction houses and the largest galleries remain stubbornly beyond most writers’ faculties.
Tags: Art, Theatre, Rothko, 03.30.17

Can art save us from fundamentalism?

London, rain, and Rothko—each was foreign to the missionary encampment on the Navajo reservation where Jakob grew up, in the 1980s. Back then, he seized every opportunity to share the gospel with his Native American friends, even as they played endless games of cowboys and Indians in the deserts of Arizona: “The Navajo kids always wanted to be the cowboys, because the cowboys always win, they said.” Into his early twenties, Jakob assumed that he would follow in the footsteps of his Pentecostal p...
Tags: Art, Books, London, Featured, Oregon, Religion, Theatre, Painting, University, Arizona, Christianity, Philosophy, Illinois, Barry, Evangelicals, Trinity College

March 2017 Eye Need to Do’s: Rodin, Emanuel Gat, Jardins and Alicia Koplowitz Collection

Rodin: The Centennial Exhibit 2017 is the 100th anniversary of Rodin’s death. A major exhibit will mark the special occasion with 200 of his works along with sculptures and drawings by Bourdelle, Brancusi, Picasso, Matisse, Giacometti, Beuys, Baselitz and Gormley, who were greatly influenced by Rodin. March 22 to July 31 Grand Palais 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower, 75008 Metro:Champs Elysees-Clemenceau Emanuel Gat T...
Tags: Travel, Usps, Paris, Fuji, Glenn Gould, Rodin, Stravinsky, Gormley, Stalingrad, Rothko, Haussmann, Clemenceau, Richard Nahem, Eye Need To Do's, Montmartre St Germain, Barcelo

Ruhe + Lee Chapman - Studies: Rothko - B2. segram mural sketch, 1959

The Unknown Tone Records label finished 2016 with a bang via a slate of new releases for the month of December. Just two of those releases, Samuel Regan’s ‘Stil De Grain’, and Bryan Ruhe and Lee Chapman’s collaborative… (in post Unknown Tone… from Fluid Radio. More by this artist at )
Tags: Music, Rothko, Lee Chapman