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.

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