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The legacy of Mark Rothko

Author: Lee Seldes
Publisher: New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, ©1978.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The central characters in this book are paintings. This is neither an attempt at a definitive life of Rothko nor a critical study of his art. It is rather the story of what happened to the paintings from their creation to their incredible travels after Rothko's death. In the now famous lawsuit over their disposition, the paintings were to bear silent witness and, ultimately, convict the wrongdoers. This book is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Seldes, Lee.
Legacy of Mark Rothko.
New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, ©1978
(OCoLC)691775486
Named Person: Mark Rothko; Mark Rothko; Mark Rothko; Mark Rothko
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Seldes
ISBN: 0030147514 9780030147517
OCLC Number: 2985991
Description: ix, 372 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword --
1. Three Days That Rocked the Art World --
2. The Struggle --
3. The Triumph --
4. Recognitions --
5. Dollar Signs and Question Marks --
6. The Price --
7. The Last Year --
8. The Last Months --
the Final Pressures --
9. February 25, 1970 --
10. Odds Out ... "And to the family of the deceased ..." --
11. Dealer's Choice --
12. Much Fanfare and Some Suspicions --
13. An Unveiling: The Dummy Uncovered --
14. Maneuvers --
15. Misalliances --
16. The Free-for-all and the Referee --
17. The Trial: Phase One --
Self-dealing? --
18. The Trial: Phase Two --
the Master Dealer --
19. The Defense --
140 Different Trials --
20. Press Clips from the Gallery: Aftermyths of the Trial and the Long Wait --
21. The Decision --
22. The Toronto Caper --
23. Kate Rothko and the Notion of the "Double Whammy" --
24. At the Coroner's Office --
25. Questions of Perspective --
Notes --
Selected Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: by Lee Seldes.

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"The central characters in this book are paintings. This is neither an attempt at a definitive life of Rothko nor a critical study of his art. It is rather the story of what happened to the paintings from their creation to their incredible travels after Rothko's death. In the now famous lawsuit over their disposition, the paintings were to bear silent witness and, ultimately, convict the wrongdoers. This book is also an account of how an artist with a passionate commitment to his creations nevertheless failed to control their fate, and how he and his work fell into the hands of men interested only in the commerce of art. Through this history of Rothko's paintings, it is possible to examine the internecine world of art and how the predators within it operate, uninhibited by public scrutiny or regulation."--Foreword.

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