No. 16/No. 12 (Mauve Intersection)

Sell Through Rate: 100%

Artwork: No. 16/No. 12 (Mauve Intersection)
Size: 135.6 x 163.2 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1949
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Sidney Janis Gallery, New York; The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. (acquired from the previous, 1957); sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc., New York, 17 November 1971, lot 8; Cecil 'Titi' Blaffer von Furstenberg, Houston (acquired at the previous sale); By descent from the previous to the present owners
Exhibition history: New York, Betty Parsons Gallery, Mark Rothko, January 1950; Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, American Painting 1950, April-June 1950; Washington, D.C., The Phillips Gallery, Paintings by Rothko, Tomlin, Okada, January-February 1957; Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection, Paintings by Mark Rothko, May 1960; New York, Museum of Modern Art, Mark Rothko, January-March 1961, p. 18, no. 12 (illustrated; dated 1948); Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Institute of Contemporary Art, 1943-1953: The Decisive Years, January-March 1965; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, New York School: The First Generation, Paintings of the 1940s and 1950s, July-August 1965, p. 183, no. 102 (illustrated; dated 1948); Washington, D.C., Corcoran Gallery of Art, Past and Present, April-September 1966; Washington, D.C., National Collection of Fine Arts; Bucharest, Dalles Hall; Timi?oara, Museum of Banat; Cluj-Napoca, Galeria de Arta; Bratislava, Slovak National Gallery; Prague, Narodni Galerie, Wallenstein Palace and Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, The Disappearance and Reappearance of the Image: Paintings in the United States since 1945, November 1968-November 1969, p. 25 (illustrated in color; dated 1948); Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, American Painting 1970, May-June 1970; Barcelona, Fundacio Joan Miro; Basel, Fondation Beyeler, Mark Rothko: A Consummated Experience Between Picture and Onlooker, November 2000-April 2001, p. 172, no. 14 (illustrated in color, p. 85)

Christie's New York

Date: 2019-05-13
Lot Number: 63A
Low Estimate: $2000000 [+125%]
High Estimate: $3000000 [+50%]
Hammer Price: $4500000
Sold For: $5382500