Published: March 26, 2012

At Christie's auction painting by Mark Rothko has set a world record

The picture of the American abstractionist Mark Rothko has set a new world record at auction of postwar and contemporary art Christie's. The canvas was sold for 22, $ 4 million, according to Reuters.

Also for large amounts of products were sold to Roy Lichtenstein and other artists. A total of 157 auctions were bailed out, four million dollars. Only 4 of the 70 lots did not find their buyers.

The record set by Mark Rothko painting "The veneration of Matisse," he wrote in 1954. It was the only picture of the artist, who had a name. The painting shows the red, yellow and blue squares.

Mark Rothko (Marcus Rotkovits) was born in 1903 in Russia in the city of Dvinsk (now the city of Daugavpils in Latvia). When he was 10 years old, the family emigrated to the United States.

Rothko was in New York at the Art School in Max Weber. In the 20's 30's Rothko painted portraits, landscapes, urban scenes, nudes in the traditional style. A new stage in the artist - the end of the 30s - mid 40s - is associated with passion ancient myths and characters of Greek tragedy.

How to find critics, by 1950, Rothko achieved his ideal of "a simple expression of complex thought," he went on to large in size and rectangular format compositions. February 25, 1970 Mark Rothko died.

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By AnnaDanko


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