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Great American Artist Mark Rothko in Vienna

Published: March 22, 2019; 11:30 · (Vindobona)

Mark Rothko (1903–1970) was among the most remarkable artists (abstract expressionist) of the twentieth century. This exhibition, the first ever to be mounted in Austria, presents a survey of Rothko’s career through more than forty major paintings to explore ideas of the sacred, the spiritual, the tragic and the timeless.

Mark Rothko with “No. 7”, 1960. He looked back “in a way such as no painter before had ever done”. / Picture: © KHM-Museumsverband, Wissenschaftliche Anstalt öffentlichen Rechts / 2005 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko, Bildrecht Vienna, 2019 / Photograph attributed to Regina Bogat

The KHM Kunsthistorisches Museum presents for the first time in Austria an exhibition dedicated to the American artist, Mark Rothko.

Together with his contemporaries, Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, and Willem de Kooning, Rothko was one of the Abstract Expressionists, whose works made New York a centre of modern art.

Rothko undertook three extensive trips to Europe,…

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