18 February 2022


The Upside Of Macklowe’s Toxic Divorce – Sotheby’s Settlement Auction

Last November’s Sotheby’s sale of 35 works from The Macklowe Collection was nothing less than historic, realising $676.1 million, the highest value single-owner auction ever staged. Its success is a homage to the art of collecting in its highest form. Now, this spring, Sotheby’s will offer 30 more blue-chip works from this celebrated collection. Furthermore, […]

10 October 2021

Mark Rothko: Mesmerising And Intimate Works On Paper – Revd Jonathan Evens

Among Mark Rothko’s artistic philosophies, he held that painting was a deeply psychological and spiritual experience

2 February 2017


American Abstract Expressionism Triumphs At The Guggenheim Bilbao

It is rare that I feel an exhibition is important enough to review twice on Artlyst but in the case of the Abstract Expressionist exhibition that was unveiled at the Royal Academy, earlier this year.

21 January 2017

Rothko And Rauschenberg Paintings Featured In Christie’s Post-War And Contemporary Sale

Iconic American painting will be featured in Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Auction on 7 March 2017 in London.

13 May 2016


Tehran 20th Century International Art Collection Exhibited In Berlin

The Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art is to tour an exhibition that will feature both international Contemporary/Modern masterpieces and Iranian artists. It is scheduled to run in Berlin from December to February 2017. This is one of the largest and most valuable collections of Western contemporary art in the world. The works of art have spent […]

2 April 2016


Pivotal Rothko Painting Goes Under The Hammer At Christie’s

Christie’s Evening Sale of Post-War & Contemporary Art on May 10, is lead by Mark Rothko’s important 1957 canvas, No. 17. It carries an estimate: $30-40million. With its vibrant, verdant hues, No. 17 is emblematic of the experiential nature of Rothko’s art—a manifestation of what one critic called the “immediate radiance” of the paintings from this period of the artist’s career. One of the […]

30 June 2015


Sean Scully Unveils His Bespoke Chapel Outside Barcelona

The Turner Prize nominated international artist Sean Scully, has revealed his sublime, completely bespoke chapel housed in the recently renovated Romanesque Church of Santa Cecília de Montserrat, outside Barcelona. It was unveiled today, Tuesday 30 June 2015, on the artist’s 70th birthday.  The chapel now joins other important examples of single artist commissions, such as the Matisse Chapel in […]

13 October 2014


Giacometti And Rothko On View At £500 Million Sotheby’s Show

Alberto Giacometti’s painted bronze ‘Chariot’, which was one of six that the Swiss artist created in the 1950s, is expected to sell for more than £60 million when it goes under the hammer at a Sotheby’s auction in New York next month. The work of art is a sculpture of a goddess riding a chariot, […]

6 October 2014


Rothko Masterpiece Worth $50m To Be Auctioned In New York

Sotheby’s New York will present The Schlumberger Collection this November. The magnificent compendium of Modern and Contemporary masterworks acquired by distinguished collectors and benefactors, Pierre and São Schlumberger brings together over 90 outstanding works from the Twentieth Century with a combined estimate in excess of $85 million and is led by Mark Rothko’s pivotal canvas […]

5 April 2014


Beyeler Foundation Curator Implicated In Knoedler Rothko Forgery Case

A highly regarded Swiss curator from the Beyeler Foundation in Basel, Switzerland has been implicated in the lawsuit and scandal surrounding the sale of forgeries by the now defunct Knoedler & Company gallery in New york. The gallery abruptly closed in 2011 after over $80m worth of forgeries were sold. Frank Fertitta III a Las […]

11 October 2012

Rothko Sugimoto Amplifying A Common Thrust Pace Gallery – Review

Because I’ve never attended the London or New York fashion week shows, I assume the opening of Pace gallery’s new London space was like one; or at least like the gallery openings in films, where people you apparently should want to know only whisper in each other’s ears. Pace have had (what now looks like […]

10 October 2012


Rothko Tate Modern Vandalism Man In Court

A man has appeared in Camberwell Green magistrates court charged with wilfully damaging a Mark Rothko painting at London’s Tate Modern gallery. The painting part of a group of wall murals commissioned by Seagrams were donated to Tate in 1969 the year of the artist’s death. Wlodzimierz Umaniec, 26, who watched the hearing via video […]