No. 1 (1949)
Artwork: No. 1 (1949)
Size: 198.8 x 98.4 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1949
Marks: Signed and dated ‘Mark Rothko 1949’ (on the reverse)
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Estate of the Artist (1970); Marlborough Gallery Inc. New York; Estate of the Artist (1977-1988); Collection of Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko; Acquired by the present owner in 2008
Exhibition history: New York, Betty Parsons Gallery, Mark Rothko, 1950; New York, Pace Wildenstein, Rothko: A Painter's Progress The Year 1949, 2004, p. 66 (illustrated in colour, p. 41; installation view illustrated on the front cover); New York, Di Donna Galleries, Paths to the Absolute: Kandinsky, Malevich, Mondrian, Newman, Pollock, Rothko and Still, 2016, pp. 68 & 90, pl. 10 (illustrated in colour, pp. 69 and 90; installation view illustrated in colour, pp. 23, 44 and 66)

Christie's London

Date: 2017-03-07
Lot Number: 11