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Mark Rothko: From the Inside Out

by Christopher Rothko Yale University Press
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Mark Rothko (1903–1970), world-renowned icon of Abstract Expressionism, is reassessed in this wholly original study of his art and life written by his son. Synthesizing rigorous critique and personal anecdotes, Christopher Rothko offers a unique point of view on this modern master. The book is a thoughtful reexamination of the legendary artist, a moving and passionate introduction for readers new to his work and a fresh perspective for those who know it well.
"[An] unusually personal and insightful melding of memoir and art criticism . . . a privileged, and fascinating, angle of vision."—Kirkus Reviews

"Christopher Rothko takes the dark myths head on with humor and insight and sheds new light on the man and his art . . . show[s] us new paths to his father’s work . . . [in] artful, accessible prose. . . . [This] may be the finest book on Rothko I’ve ever read."—Bob Duggan, Big Think

"[Christopher Rothko’s] collection of linked essays serves as a down-to-earth guide to (and guardian of) his father’s oeuvre. . . . [and] as an affectionate and refreshing introduction."—Lincoln Perry, American Scholar

"An honest appreciation full of insight and earnestness . . . Christopher Rothko has written a passionate, persuasive defense of the greatness of his father’s art."—Arlice Davenport, Wichita Eagle
Christopher Rothko, a writer and psychologist, chairs the Board of Directors of the Rothko Chapel, Houston, and is actively involved in managing the Rothko legacy by organizing and presenting exhibitions of his father’s work around the globe.