A catalog of the major exhibition of remarkable paintings by Mark Rothko at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, from October 18, 2023 to April 2, 2024
This publication has been produced in close collaboration with the artist's family
Two page fold-outs plunge the reader deep into Rothko's oeuvre
Contains previously unpublished works and archive material
Represents a major cultural event for Paris and the world
This illustrated catalog is published to accompany the retrospective exhibition devoted to American artist Mark Rothko, curated by Suzanne Pagé and the artist's son, Christopher Rothko. The show will feature over one hundred works. Born Markus Rothkowitz in Latvia in the early 20th century, the man who would soon become known as Mark Rothko began painting in the 1930s. While his early works were influenced by mythology and Surrealism, his first abstract paintings emerged in the 1940s with the Multiform series, followed by his Classic Years and the Black and Gray paintings. A key figure on the New York art scene, Rothko was an uncategorizable artist who deployed an extensive palette of colour and light with a talent that consistently triggers emotion. His great sensitivity shaped a poetic, enigmatic universe that leaves no one untouched. Text in English and French.