Mark Rothko Works Dominate Private Sale of Bunny Mellon Collection

September 9th, 2014

Bloomberg looks into the ambitious effort behind the sale of the Bunny Mellon art collection, which will include a private sale of works through Sotheby’s, among them a pair of Mark Rothko works valued at over $250 million together.  Of particular note is No. 20 (Yellow Expanse), a striking 1953 work.  “Unquestionably, it is the jewel in the crown,” said David Anfam, author of “Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas,” the artist’s catalogue raisonne,. “Unlike its companion at the Guggenheim in Bilbao, it’s not labored. In terms of its size there is nothing to compare it with since this is the only ‘classic’ Rothko, as opposed to the Seagram and Harvard murals, of such epic dimensions.”Read more at Bloomberg