Rise in modern art prices fueled by emerging markets

Rise in modern art prices fueled by emerging markets

NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) --A modern art auction in New York Tuesday evening follows one Monday at which $134.6 million of art was sold in one hour.
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Mark Rothko painting sold for $75M at N.Y. auction

Mark Rothko painting sold for $75M at N.Y. auction

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- "No. 1 Royal Red & Blue," a 1954 abstract painting by Mark Rothko, has been sold for $75 million at an auction in New York, Sotheby's said.
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Warhol's self-portrait sells for $32M

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LONDON, May 13 (UPI) -- A 1986 silk-screen self-portrait by the late U.S. artist Andy Warhol has been sold at auction in New York for more than $32 million, Sotheby's said.

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Critics: Tate hanging Rothkos sideways

LONDON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Two famous modern works by American artist Mark Rothko have been displayed incorrectly on their sides for years in a British museum, art historians say.

Rothko bid a record for contemporary art

NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) -- A $72.8 million bid for a Mark Rothko painting, a record for the artist and any contemporary work at auction, paced a record session at Sotheby's in New York.

Auction house has high hopes for Rothko

NEW YORK, March 22 (UPI) -- Philanthropist David Rockefeller has decided to sell a seminal Mark Rothko painting, which Sotheby's in New York said could bring more than $40 million. Abstract Expressionist works are selling at record highs, the auction house said, and its $40 million

Billionaire debuts art collection

VENICE, Italy, May 1 (UPI) -- Billionaire art collector Francois Pinault has moved part of his collection for a first public exhibition in Venice, after failing to build a museum in Paris.

Venice Guggenheim gets large art gift

VENICE, Italy, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A major collection of port-war European and American art has been given to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy. The art was collected by Guggenheim trustee the late Rudolph B. Schulhof and his widow, Hannelore.

Poetic drawings of Arshile Gorky displayed

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The development of Arshile Gorky as one of the seminal figures of 20th century American art is traced in the first exhibition ever mounted exclusively of his po

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NEW YORK, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Not all New York artists of the Great Depressions years lived in Greenwich Village garrets. Some of them lived on Park Avenue.

Survey show sizes up Gottlieb

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A survey exhibition at the Jewish Museum of 31 major paintings by Adolph Gottlieb, a leading American abstract expressionist, makes it abundantly clear why his

Newark Museum tells America's story in art

NEWARK, N.J., June 11 (UPI) -- The Newark Museum has completely reinstalled its American art collection, among the finest in the country, to tell the story of an emerging young nation on its

Mark Rothko, born Marcus Rothkowitz (September 25, 1903 – February 25, 1970), was a Latvian-born American painter. He is classified as an abstract expressionist, although he himself rejected this label, and even resisted the classification as an "abstract painter".

Mark Rothko (Marcus Rothkowitz, Mark Rotkovich) was born in Dvinsk, Vitebsk Province, Russian Empire (now Daugavpils, Latvia). His father, Jacob Rothkowitz, was a pharmacist and an intellectual, who provided his children with a secular and political, rather than religious, upbringing. Unlike Jews in most cities of Czarist Russia, those in Dvinsk had been spared from violent outbreaks of anti-Semitic pogroms. However, in an environment where Jews were often blamed for many of the evils that befell Russia, Rothko’s early childhood was plagued with fear.

Despite Jacob Rothkowitz's modest income, the family was highly educated, and able to speak Russian, Yiddish and Hebrew. Following Jacob's return to Orthodox Judaism, he sent Marcus, his youngest son, to the cheder at age 5, where he studied the Talmud although his elder siblings had been educated in the public school system.

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