An undocumented Mark Rothko painting could fetch as much as $22 million at Christie’s in New York next month as collectors from Moscow to Qatar vie for trophy art.
Sotheby’s has scored two major consignments ahead of the big November art auctions, with a Pablo Picasso and a Mark Rothko that together could sell for as much as $70 million.
A 1951 drip painting by Jackson Pollock sold for $40.4 million at Sotheby’s in New York tonight, setting an auction record for the Abstract Expressionist artist (1912-1956).
Major works by Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol and Mark Rothko are set to fuel Christie’s auction of postwar and contemporary art in New York next month with a target of $500 million.
"that he had strong roots here, that he had history here."
- Mark Rothko on Apr 29, 2013