€ 3.500,00 Regular Price
€ 2.800,00Sale Price

Hungry for Rothko (Tate Modern)
Oil on canvas
170cm *240cm
“Hungry for Rothko” puts the subject of art, institution and
commercialization into one context. The paintings depicted in the
picture are known as „The Seagram Murals“ and are shown in the
Tate Modern. Originally they were a remittance work in 1958 for the
Four Seasons restaurant in a brand new building on Park Avenue in
New York owned by the company Seagram & Sons. But Rothko
refused the commissioning after visiting the almost-finished
restaurant and gave the down payment back. Why Rothko did this is
unknown until today. After he locked them up for 10 years he gave
them to the Tate Modern as a „princely gesture“ and convinced the
head of the Tate to hang them in a separate room. The paintings
arrived in London on the morning of Rothko´s suicide.

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