Topic - Mark Rothko

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  • Tate Modern puts defaced Rothko back on display

    How do you rebuild a Rothko? Slowly and with great care.

  • UK police charge 26-year-old over Rothko vandalism

    British police on Tuesday charged a 26-year-old Polish national with vandalizing a priceless Mark Rothko work at the Tate Modern museum, an act that caused a minor stir in the U.K. art world.

  • Man claims responsibility for defacing Rothko

    A Russian man has claimed responsibility for scrawling graffiti on a mural by modern American master Mark Rothko at London's Tate Modern museum, saying Monday he never intended to decrease the work's value.

  • Man arrested on suspicion of defacing Rothko work

    British police on Monday arrested the man who told journalists he was responsible for scrawling graffiti on a mural by modern American master Mark Rothko at London's Tate Modern museum.

  • Rothko mural defaced at London's Tate Modern

    A vandal scrawled graffiti on a mural by modern American master Mark Rothko at London's Tate Modern on Sunday.

  • Sales of Klein, Rothko works highlight NY auction

    An iconic painting by French artist Yves Klein created with water, a blowtorch and two models has sold at a New York City auction for $36.4 million.

  • An E! true high-art story

    How do you turn the stuffy subject of fine art into a television show with popular appeal? In 1969, British art historian Kenneth Clark succeeded by relating his personal views on painting and sculpture and explaining how the works reflected their times. His BBC series, simply called "Civilisation," still holds up as an erudite yet accessible primer on Western European culture.

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  • "I'm not sure how I feel about this painting," he says about David's "Death of Marat" before dissecting the artist's idealized portrayal of this French revolutionary who took baths to soothe his skin disease.

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