The Daily Pic: Rothko's $87 million picture – perfect for over a billionaire's sofa?
“Rothko is unique in that he enjoyed so much success in his lifetime,” Molina tells The Daily Beast.
Wrapping yourself in “serious” art is like rapping behind a Rothko.
Those last two would have decked you for laughing; Rothko might have burst into tears.
But in the end, turning stomachs was not enough of an excuse for Rothko to complete such a commercial project.
I'm not claiming that Rothko made over-the-sofa pictures, but "Orange, Red, Yellow" sure would go great with a couch.
THE ART: Founded in 1971 as a place for meditation, the Rothko Chapel is a sanctuary of calm, and of course art.
Rothko, Basquiat, and Warhol paintings fetch big bucks at auction.
If there's one thing to say about almost any Rothko, it's that it looks fine – and this one looks finer than most.
“There was a time when you might have gotten a Rothko or something like that for a bargain price,” Gagosian said.