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Mark Rothko - Dark Palette - Pace Gallery

Kevin Briggs
Untitled (Rust, Blacks on Plum), 1962, Private Collection, Santa Monica © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (Ars)

Untitled (Rust, Blacks on Plum), 1962, Private Collection, Santa Monica © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (Ars)

The Pace Gallery in New York is currently presenting "Dark Palette," an exhibition which highlights the history of Mark Rothko’s use of dark colors in his sectional paintings.

The exhibition will be on view at 510 West 25th Street from November 4, 2016 through January 7, 2017.

As the Gallery notes on it website:

"The exhibition reveals the development of Rothko’s expressive use of color from 1955 through the 1960s. Presented in association with the Rothko family, Dark Palette will feature loans from museum collections including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, and will be accompanied by a hardcover book with writings by Mark Rothko, his son Christopher, and an introduction by Arne Glimcher."

Having had the privilege of seeing other Rothko works during my trips to New York, I can say without hesitation that this is one exhibit I would also love to see firsthand.