Lee Seldes' "The Legacy of Mark Rothko" is a pretty fascinating account of the painful episode in question.
Dig him up... He would still make better work than some artists working today...even as a dead guy.
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Rothko in books is boring.
Rothko in person is good.
@5: I would disagree with point #1. And I'm a news editor.
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