Rothko on loan to the National Gallery of Ireland

From my brother’s blog here is a post on, as he says, another reason to visit the National Gallery of Ireland!

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“We favour the simple expression of the complex thought.”

— Mark Rothko with Adolph Gottlieb, New York Times, June 1943

If you haven’t been to the newly renovated National Galley of Ireland yet, then here’s another great reason to go: there is a Mark Rothko proudly hanging in the Millennium Wing, which to the best of my knowledge is the very first time an original Rohtko has ever been on public view in Ireland. CORRECTION: Donal Fitzpatrick informs me on Twitter that there was a Rothko entitled The Green Stripe on view in IMMA in 2010.

Black and Red on Red (1963) is on a temporary loan from a private collection, so it will be worth your while making it your business to see it sooner rather than later, as the Gallery are unsure about the duration of this loan.

Rothko was an American painter of Russian Jewish descent who…

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