Transcendent, luminous color-field paintings made a significant mark on 1950s abstract expressionism in the US. With 8 major paintings, the show features key selections from the museum's collection representing various stages of Rothko's career, including paintings from the late 1940s, as well as museum's germinal acquisition of masterpieces from The Panza Collection.
This is the first exhibition devoted solely to MOCA’s monographic holdings of paintings by the great New York School artist Mark Rothko, whose transcendent, luminous color-field paintings made a significant mark on 1950s abstract expressionism in the United States. With eight major paintings, the exhibition features key selections from the museum’s collection representing various stages of Rothko’s career, including paintings from the late 1940s, such as Untitled (14B) (1947; a gift of The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc.) and Yellow and Orange (1949 a gift of The Rita and Taft Schreiber Collection—as well as Rothko’s signature 1950s paintings that are marked by rich, vibrant colors, from the museum’s germinal acquisition of masterpieces from The Panza Collection.
This exhibition is organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and curated by MOCA chief curator Paul Schimmel.
Image: Mark Rothko, No. 9 (Dark over light Earth/violet and yellow in Rose) 1954. Oil on Canvas 83,5 x 67,5 inches
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles The Panza Collection (c) 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
MOCA Pacific Design Center
A 1.2 million square foot landmark building that features 150 showrooms of fine traditional and contemporary furnishings, the Pacific Design Center was designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates. Formerly known as the Feldman Gallery, MOCA Pacific Design Center is located in a two-acre outdoor plaza and features 4,000 square feet of exhibition space.
MOCA's relationship with the Pacific Design Center began in March 1999 with the presentation of Art in the Age of the Consumer: Works from the Collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art. In fall 2000, the two entities announced the opening of MOCA Pacific Design Center. The new venture enabled MOCA to generate a more ambitious exhibition program while enhancing the museum's visibility. Although the emphasis is on contemporary architecture and design, the venue also presents new work by emerging and established artists as well as ancillary programs based upon MOCA's major exhibitions and renowned permanent collection.
Improvements to the interior spaces and the mechanical systems were completed in December 2000. The inaugural exhibition, Superflat, opened at MOCA Pacific Design Center in January 2001.
MOCA ART TALK PRESENTED BY GALLERY C
12.03.06 3:00 PM
MOCA Pacific Design Center
David Antin, poet, critic, and performance artist
Pacific Design Center
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Design Plaza G102 West Hollywood, CA 90069
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