Lilac and Orange over Ivory

Mark Rothko, American (born in Lativa), 1903 - 1970

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1953

Oil on canvas

Overall: 117 1/2 x 91 1/2 in. (298.5 x 232.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of William S. Rubin

P.961.123

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

20th century

Object Name

Painting

Classification

Painting

On view

Inscription

Signed and dated, on reverse: Mark Rothko 1953

Course History

ARTH 17, The Power of Place: Urban and Rural Images in American Art, 1900-1945, Sarah Powers, Winter 2014

WRIT 5, The Waste Land, Before and After, Melissa Zeiger, Fall 2013

THEA 90, Contemporary Practices in U.S. Theater, Laurie Cherba Kohn, Fall 2013

ARTH 16.2, Picasso: The Vollard Suite, Michael R. Taylor, Fall 2013

SART 15, Drawing I, Gerald Auten, Spring 2012

ARTH 17, Abstract Expressionism, Jim Jordan, Spring 2012

Exhibition History

Twentieth Century Works from the Dartmouth Collection, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 19-May 29, 1988.

The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, March 29, 2016-June 30, 2018.

The Expanding Grid, Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 7-August 27, 2012.

The Dartmouth Collection: 19th & 20th Century Paintings, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 17-November 6, 1982.

Selections: Contemporary Art, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 12, 1975-January 11, 1976

Second Stage of Modernism: Art from 1945 to the Present, William B. Jaffe, Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall, Churchill P. Lathrop, Friends, and Owen Robertson Cheatham Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 6-August 16, 1987.

Mark Rothko: A Retrospective Exhibition, Paintings 1945-1960, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1961; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England, 1961 [not exhibited]; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 24-December 27, 1961; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium, 1962; Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland, 1962; Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy, 1962; Musee de'Art Monderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France, 1963, no. 23.

Mark Rothko 1903-1970: A Retrospective, Guggenheim Museum, New York City, New York, October 26, 1978-January 21, 1979; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, February 15-April 8,1979; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 25-June 10, 1979; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, July 3-September 26, 1979.

Light in Art, Jaffe-Friede, Strauss and Barows Galleries, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 2, 1977-January 29, 1978.

Director's Choice, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 10-July 10, 1966.

Cubism and Its Legacy, Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 17-December 20, 2013.

Contemporary Art from the College Collection, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 24-March 2, 1975.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, exhibited with Abstraction at Mid-Century: Major Works from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 31-June 17, 2001.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hamshire, October 13, 1998-September 20, 1999.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 31, 1992-September 7, 1993.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 26, 1996-June 22, 1997.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 18-September 16, 2001.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 10, 2004-September 4, 2005.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 13, 2006-September 8, 2006.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 15-September 15, 2002.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 6, 1993-August 31, 1994.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 29, 1994-January 2, 1996.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 22, 1999-September 17, 2000.

Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmout

Publication History

Wendy Conquest, Bob Drake, Dan Rockmore, The Math Life, Hanover, New Hampshire: Dartmouth College Math Department and National Science Foundation, 2002, education video production

Thomas Buser, Experiencing Art Around Us, St. Paul: West Publishing Company, 1995, Ill. p.. 124

Teizo Taki, Mark Rothko, Contemporary Great Masters, Volume 4, Tokyo: Kodansha Ltd., 1993, plate 19

Peter Selz, Mark Rothko, New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1961, ill. p. 21. A separate catalogue in the language of each country, all published ast "No. 8"; Robert Goldwater, Bryan Robertson, Peter Selz, Mark Rothko, A Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings, 1945-1960, London: Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1961, no. 23 (not shown); Robert Goldwater, Peter Selz, and Emilio Villa (in Dutch and French), Mark Rothko, Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, 1961, no. 23; Peter Selz, Mark Rothko, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 1962, no. 23; Roberth Goldwater and Peter Selz, Mark Rothko, Kunsthalle, Basel, 1962, no. 23; Palma Bucarelli, Mark Rothko, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Roma, 1962 (not shown); Peter Selz, Mark Rothko, Musee de'Art Monderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, 1963, no. 19.

Larry Silver, Transformation: Jews and Modernity, Philadelphia: Arthur Ross Gallery: Published in conjunction with the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies of the University of Pennsylvania; Distributed by the University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001, 84 p., ill.

Kelly Sidley, The Dartmouth, Thursday, October 17, 1996, Hanover: Dartmouth College, p. 7

Jacquelynn Baas, Treasures of The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1985, no. 142.

Jacquelynn Baas, From "a few curious Elephants Bones" to Picasso, Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, September 1985, Hanover, New Hampshire: Dartmouth College, 1985, pp. 37-43, ill. p. 40

Diane Waldman, Mark Rothko, 1903-1870, A Retrospective, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, no. 165. [as "Orange and Lilac over Ivory"]

Dennis R. Anderson, The Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Art Collecion and Plaza Memorials, New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2002, 260 pp., ill. p. 176, fig. 1 [published as "No. 8 (Orange and Lilac over Ivory]

David Anfam, Mark Rothko, The Works on Canvas, Catalogue Raisonne, Vol. 1, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998, ill. p. 373, cat. no. 490. [published as "No. 8 (Lilac and Orange over Ivory; Orange and Lilac over Ivory)]

Dan Rockmore, "Objects, Arrows, and Rectangles." In D. I. Wallace, editor, Visual Proof: The Experience of Mathematics in Art, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1999, pp. 36-39, ill. p. 36, listed p. 62, Cat. no. 10.

Christiane Schreiter, Mark Rothko 2004 (Calendar), Weingarten, GERMANY: Kunstverlag Weingarten, Spring 2003

Brian P. Kennedy and Emily Shubert Burke, Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009 p.30, no.8.

Brian Kennedy, Sean Scully: The Art of the Stripe, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2008, ill. p. 28.

Provenance

Sidney Janis Gallery, New York; sold to William S. Rubin (1927-2006), New York; given to present collection, 1961.

Catalogue Raisonne

David Anfam, Mark Rothko, The Works on Canvas, Catalogue Raisonne, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998, p. 373, cat. no. 490.

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