SFMoMA Buys 11 Works with Funds from Rothko Sale

June 27th, 2019

The $50.1 million sale of Mark Rothko’s Untitled (1960) from the SFMoMA collection at Sotheby’s last month has been used to buy 11 works by 10 artists as part of an initiative to diversify its holdings, with works by Leonora Carrington, Lygia Clark, and Mickalene Thomas, among others.  “This is just the beginning of what we will be able to accomplish with this fund, which allows us to broaden the scope of the stories we are able to tell in our galleries,” says Neal Benezra, director of SFMOMA.

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