"Artists and the Rothko Chapel" by Frauke V. Josenhans

Artists and the Rothko Chapel 50 Years of Inspiration Frauke V. Josenhans, Christopher Rothko, Sam Gilliam, Sheila Hicks, Shirazeh Houshiary, Byron Kim, Brice Marden, David Novros, Francois de Menil

Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
08 Jun 2021
ISBN:
9780300257885
Imprint:
Other Distribution
Dimensions:
160 pages: 254 x 197mm
Illustrations:
50 color + 20 b-w illus.

Artists and the Rothko Chapel celebrates the legacy of the Rothko Chapel in Houston and globally since its founding in 1971. It features recent work by four contemporary artists who have drawn inspiration from the Chapel--Sam Gilliam, Sheila Hicks, Shirazeh Houshiary, and Byron Kim--and illustrates the 1975 exhibition Marden, Novros, Rothko: Painting in the Age of Actuality shown at Rice University. The volume includes interviews with Brice Marden and David Novros, statements from the artists about their work's relationship to the Chapel, and reflections from local figures on spirituality, identity, and equality. With new photography of the installations and of the recently restored Chapel, this book is a testament to the enduring impact of the non-denominational space Rothko created.

Frauke V. Josenhans is the associate curator at the Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University. Christopher Rothko is a writer and psychologist, and is on the Board of Directors of the Rothko Chapel, Houston.