Mark Rothko

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Christie’s New York Post-War Sale Led by Rothko Stripe Painting from 1958
Mark Rothko
Rare: This work by Mark Rothko, No. 36 (Black Stripe), has not been on the market for 30 years and auctioneers expected a bidding war when it goes under the hammer in New York in May

A Mark Rothko painting from 1958 will lead Christie’s Contemporary and Post-War Auction in New York this coming May, the New York Times reports.  Estimated at $30 to $50 million, competition is expected to be fierce, and initial indications hint that the work may near the artist’s $87 Million record.  “There’s a perception that these kinds of paintings come and they come regularly, but in reality they’re becoming more and more rare,” says Christie’s Contemporary New York and Post-War Chairman Brett Gorvy. “The year 1958 was probably Rothko’s all-time high as a recognized artist.”



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