© 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Title: Red, Orange, Orange on Red
Date: 1962
Artist: Mark Rothko
American (born Russia, now Latvia), 1903–1970
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions:
91 3/4 x 80 1/2 in. (233 x 204.5 cm)
framed: 93 5/8 x 82 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (237.8 x 209.6 x 7 cm)
Credit Line: Funds given by the Shoenberg Foundation, Inc.
Object Number: 129:1966
Current Location: On View, Gallery 258
Notes:
A floating field of tangerine orange is bounded at the bottom by an area of acidic orange, and at the top by a line of red. Mark Rothko stained the canvas with several layers of thin pigment, creating an effect that evokes the shimmering luminosity of dawn or sunset. Rothko’s compositions employ the elegant simplicity of rectilinear forms to express human emotions the artist believed to be “tragic and timeless.”



Signed: on verso, in red paint, l.c.: Mark Rothko 1962 Red, Orange, Orange on Red
Provenance
- 1966
Mark Rothko, New York, NY [1]

1966 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, purchased from Mark Rothko through Jane Wade Ltd., New York, NY [2]


Notes:
[1] According to correspondence from Mark Rothko and Jane Wade, the Museum purchased the painting from Mark Rothko, through Jane Wade Ltd. [SLAM document files].

[2] Minutes of the Administrative Board of Control of the City Art Museum, February 17, 1966.
Exhibition History
Title: Made in America: Ten Centuries of American Art
Date: February 5, 1995 - October 6, 1996
Venue: Carnegie Museum of Art
Venue: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Venue: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Venue: Toledo Museum of Art
Venue: Saint Louis Art Museum
Title: Mark Rothko
Date: May 3, 1998 – Apr 18, 1999
Venue: National Gallery of Art
Venue: Whitney Museum of American Art
Venue: Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Title: Mark Rothko Subjects
Date: October 15, 1983- February 26, 1984
Venue: High Museum of Art
Title: Tragic and Timeless: The Art of Mark Rothko
Date: May 24 - September 15, 2014
Venue: Saint Louis Art Museum
Title: Mark Rothko, 1903-1970, A Retrospective
Date: October 26, 1978 - April 1, 1979
Venue: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Venue: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Venue: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Venue: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Venue: Walker Art Center
Title: Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976
Date: May 2, 2008–June 16, 2009
Venue: Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Venue: Saint Louis Art Museum
Venue: The Jewish Museum
Title: Contemporary Masterpieces from the Shoenberg Foundation
Date: December 11, 1981 - January 31, 1982
Venue: Saint Louis Art Museum
Publication History
Title: Rothko
Periodical Title: Connaissance des Arts
Editor: Philip Jodidio
Title: The Saint Louis Art Museum Handbook of the Collections
Editor: Mary Ann Steiner
Publisher: Saint Louis Art Museum
Title: Mark Rothko
Author: Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Title: Action / Abstraction : Pollock, De Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976
Publisher: The Jewish Museum
Editor: Norman L. Kleeblatt
Author: Charlotte Eyerman
Title: See for Yourself: Abstract and Expressionist Art
Periodical Title: A Gallery Guide for The Saint Louis Art Museum
Publisher: Saint Louis Art Museum
Title: In Memory: Robert Hays Shoenberg
Periodical Title: Saint Louis Art Museum Magazine
Edition: October-December
Year Published: 2001
Title: The St. Louis Art Museum: Handbook of the Collections
Publisher: Saint Louis Art Museum
Title: Recent Acquisitions
Periodical Title: Bulletin of the City Art Museum of Saint Louis
Publisher: Saint Louis Art Museum
Title: Action/Abstraction Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976
Periodical Title: Saint Louis Art Museum Magazine
Publisher: Saint Louis Art Museum
Title: Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas: Catalogue Raisonné
Year Published: 1998
Title: Your Museum Transformed
Publisher: Saint Louis Art Museum
Title: Mark Rothko: Subjects
Author: Anna Chave
Author: High Museum of Art
Title: Mark Rothko, 1903-1970: A Retrospective
Author: Diane Waldman
Publisher: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Title: Mark Rothko
Periodical Title: Contemporary Great Masters
Author: Mark Rothko
Title: Abstraktion: Mark Rothko
Periodical Title: Art: Das Kunstmagazin
Author: Günther Engelhard
Title: Favorites from the Collection
Periodical Title: Saint Louis Art Museum Magazine
Publisher: Saint Louis Art Museum
Title: Saint Louis Art Museum: Handbook of the Collection
Editor: Mary Ann Steiner
Publisher: Saint Louis Art Museum
Title: Art Museum's New Works
Periodical Title: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Author: George McCue
Title: Made in America: Ten Centuries of American Art
Author: Jeremy Strick
Editor: Kathryn C. Johnson
Publisher: Saint Louis Art Museum
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