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Seeing Red: Rothko in Pop Culture

Posted by: Teresa Rende at 10/26/2011 04:00 PM
Seeing Red: Rothko in Pop Culture

Photo of Edward Gero by Liz Lauren.

In Red, playwright John Logan paints Mark Rothko as the anti-cool, anti-pop, anti-name-brand-recognition man. As I watched the play and heard Rothko furiously exclaim the likes of Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol were “…trying to kill [him]!” I couldn’t help but wonder what he’d think of his own place in pop culture today.


Art, Architecture and Affluence

Posted by: Teresa Rende at 10/10/2011 05:00 PM
Art, Architecture and Affluence

Red chronicles a two-year period in the life of artist Mark Rothko, as he labors on a series of murals commissioned for the opulent Four Seasons restaurant in the newly built Seagram Building. Education and Community Engagement Associate Teresa Rende explores the elaborate design concept of this restaurant, and what led the planners to Mark Rothko.