The Pincus Rothko set a record last year at nearly $87m. Naturally, Christie’s gave that sale some breathing room before bringing another stunning Rothko to market:
With its hovering orange-yellow and white clouds of color set within a deep orange rectangular field, Untitled (No. 11) emanates with light from the very core of the painting. In the same collection for two decades, the work was acquired by the present owner at Christie’s in 1992, when it was the cover lot of the sale. Untitled (No. 11) has been featured prominently in major museum retrospectives including seminal exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, the Neue National-Galerie in Dusseldorf and The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Estimated at $25-35 million, Untitled (No. 11) will be on view in London in October before being sold at auction in New York on November 12.