Saturday, 17 September 2011

Rothko in Britain - Whitechapel Gallery

Rothko in Britain is an archive exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery (until 26 February 2012) marking the 50th anniversary of the first British Rothko show in 1961.  Read Laura Cumming's review and account of the huge impact that this exhibition had - and the indirect consequence of the Tate's acquisition of the Seagram murals.
Visitors at the 1961 Rothko exhibition at the Whitechapel. Photograph by Sandra Lousada
Mark Rothko, Light Red Over Black, 1957. The first of Rothko's works to be acquired by a British museum, and included in the current Whitechapel exhibition. (Tate Collection)
Mark Rothko, pictured in Cornwall during his first visit to Britain in 1959: clockwise from bottom centre:June Feiler, Helen and Anthony Feiler, Peter Lanyon, Marie Miles, Mell Rothko, Mark Rothko and Terry Frost. Photograph by Paul Feiler

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