Mark Rothko From the Inside Out Christopher Rothko

Publication date:
30 Oct 2018
Yale University Press
328 pages: 235 x 156mm
74 color + 7 b-w illus.

“The journey to understand the painting is also the journey to understand Rothko, because the work is so thoroughly suffused with the man.”—Christopher Rothko

Mark Rothko (1903–1970), world-renowned icon of Abstract Expressionism, is reassessed in this wholly original study of his art and life written by his son. Synthesizing rigorous critique and personal anecdotes, Christopher Rothko offers a unique point of view on this modern master. The book is a thoughtful reexamination of the legendary artist, a moving and passionate introduction for readers new to his work and a fresh perspective for those who know it well.

Christopher Rothko, a writer and psychologist, chairs the Board of Directors of the Rothko Chapel, Houston, and is actively involved in managing the Rothko legacy by organizing and presenting exhibitions of his father’s work around the globe.