Orange, Red, Yellow by Mark Rothko

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Orange, Red, Yellow by Mark Rothko

Painting NameOrange Red Yellow
Painter NameMark Rothko
Completion Date1961
Size236.2 cm × 206.4 cm (93 in × 81¼ in)
TechniqueAcrylic
MaterialCanvas
Current LocationPrivate collection

Orange, Red, Yellow is one of the most expensive post-war painting made by an American born abstract artist Mark Rothko. It was executed in 1961. It is a Color Field painting.

In 2012, it was sold for $77.5 million in Christie’s auction house. It is now Mark Rothko’s most expensive painting supressing the previous record of $72.8 million set by White Center (Yellow, Pink and Lavender on Rose) by Mark Rothko.

The composition of the painting is revered by the critics for the perfective use of colors and composition to bring out a ‘sunset’ like coloring.

The huge price paid for the painting also marks the growing popularity of abstract arts in modern times.

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  • David Haddon

    I can paint these all day long I would just like to have money to buy a Building with a loft apartment to live & work in. ARTIST, PHOTOGRAPHER, ARTISAN, Disabled Twenty Three Years because of an Illegal Alien Driving Drunk,

  • David Haddon

    I can paint these all day long but Being Disabled 23 years by an Illegal Alien Driving Drunk I have no place to work. I am an Artist, Photographer, Picture Framer, Artisan, and all I need is Money to buy a Building with a Loft Apartment to work and live.
    My Disability Income doesn’t get through the month.. Sad that all my talents go to waist… No Help from the Government that allowed the Illegals into America to run rampant and get away with all kinds of crimes.