Mark Rothko: Walls of Light
June 8–October 24, 2004
Mark Rothko's compositions of hovering, stacked rectangles of color remain profoundly moving to viewers. In addition to those signature works, the Guggeneheim Museum Bilbao will show paintings from Rothko's entire oeuvre, including early figurative canvases and Surrealist-inspired compositions. This important exhibition, organized in 2003 by the Beyeler Foundation, Basel, in collaboration with Rothko's children, Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko, honors the centenary of the artist's birth.
Mark Rothko, Black on Gray, 1969/70. Acrylic on canvas, 80 1/4 x 69 1/8 inches. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Gift, The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc. 86.3422