• “Orange, Red, Yellow” by Mark Rothko

“Orange, Red, Yellow” by Mark Rothko

11/18/2023

"Orange, Red, Yellow,"" by the Russian-American artist Mark Rothko, is the second most expensive contemporary artwork in the world.
It was sold for $87 million in 2012. 

“Orange, Red, Yellow” by Mark Rothko

Dated to 1961, this contemporary painting draws inspiration from the movement of abstract expressionism. Against a red background, you can see three blocks of colors stacked horizontally: a yellow stripe and two orange rectangles. For Rothko, color was merely an "instrument for a greater creation" intended to allow a "viewer to contemplate deeply a solitary painting hung in a small room."

The LVF presents a major retrospective dedicated to Mark Rothko. This exhibition which includes 115 works by the artist is the first retrospective dedicated to him since that of City of Paris Museum of Modern Art in 1999.