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    Mark Rothko (1903-1970) Untitled (No. 11) Painted in 1957. Courtesy Christie's Images Ltd., 2013

    Mark Rothko (1903-1970)
    Untitled (No. 11) Painted in 1957. Courtesy Christie’s Images Ltd., 2013  UPDATE: SOLD FOR $46,085,000

    A stunning orange Rothko comes up at Christie’s Post War and Contemporary Art evening auction in New York on November 12. Untitled (No. 11) from 1957 has featured in museum retrospectives including  the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, the Neue National-Galerie in Dusseldorf and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

    It is estimated at $25-35 million. This is probably highly conservative.  There was an identical estimate on Mark Rothko’s Orange, Red, Yellow from the Pincus Collection, which sold for a record $86.8 million at Christie’s New York in May 2012.

    Brett Gorvy, Chairman and International Head of Post-War & Contemporary Art at Christie’s said: “The demand for masterworks by Rothko is probably the most international amongst all the artists we sell, with strong bidding consistently from the Americas, Europe, Asia, Russia and the Middle-East. Untitled (No. 11) is remarkable for its incredible beauty, intensity of color and inner light – the very hallmarks of Rothko’s prime period. The monumental scale allows viewers to be completely enveloped by the colors and its sensations.”

    UPDATE:  THIS SOLD FOR $46,085,000

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