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The Color Field Paintings

Foreword by Christopher Rothko, Contributions by Janet Bishop


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Mark Rothko's iconic paintings are some of the most profound works of twentieth-century Abstract Expressionism. This collection presents fifty large-scale artworks from the American master's color field period (1949–1970) alongside essays by Rothko's son, Christopher Rothko, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art curator of painting and sculpture Janet Bishop. Featuring illuminating details about Rothko's life, influences, and legacy, and brimming with the emotional power and expressive color of his groundbreaking canvases, this essential volume brings the renowned artist's luminous work to light for both longtime Rothko fans and those discovering his work for the very first time. A textured case and large-scale tip-on on the front cover round out this sumptuous package.

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Size: 9 X 12 V in;
Pages: 120 pp;
Format: Hardcover
Publication: September 2017
ISBN: 9781452156590
Mark Rothko (1903–1970) was one of the most important painters of the twentieth century.

Christopher Rothko is Mark Rothko's son. He is a writer and psychologist and chairs the board of the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas.

Janet Bishop is curator of painting and sculpture at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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