Mark Rothko

Ten Things You Should Know About Mark Rothko

Ewa Zubek | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ewa Zubek

The current Mark Rothko exhibition in The Hague's Gemeentemuseum seems to be the perfect Rothko show. With over 60 works on display - from the early figurative paintings to his very last canvas - the museum has orchestrated a space that combines the epic with the intimate, seamlessly moving from the one to the other.

The Art of Protest: Vandalism of Art Will Always Happen - And That's Ok

Victoria Sadler | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Political protest through art vandalism casts a wider net than just a direct attack on original pieces of work... An instinctive reaction is to be outraged when we hear of works of art being attacked. Why? Art's great power is in its irreverence. Why should we therefore be reverent of it?

Pretty In Pink: The World's Biggest Algae Farm (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK

Like a beautiful patchwork quilt of pink this algae farm looks not unlike an abstract painting from the air. The colour is the result of micro-org...

Recession? What Recession? London Art Auction Raises £74m

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

It was a "healthy" night of sales at Sotheby's yesterday evening as a contemporary art auction brought in more than £74 million - the auction house's...

Rothko Vandal Jailed For Two Years

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2013 | Home

A man has been jailed for two years for defacing a painting by artist Mark Rothko. Wlodzimierz Umaniec, 26, also known as Vladimir Umanets, defaced...

'Punch the Yellowist: Performance Art'

Dale Bilson | Posted 12.12.2012 | Home
Dale Bilson

There are only about three paintings on this planet that I am able to say that I 'like', but last week Vladimir Umanets, the Yellowist, decided that one of them wasn't quite good enough. So he decided to improve it, with the addition of some half-legible scribbling in one of its corners.

Art vs Journalism - Who Can We Trust as a Source of Truth?

Rima Amin | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Rima Amin

Art throughout history has proven itself to be thought-provoking and beautiful but how far can we go in trusting and ingesting it as a source of truth?

Man Charged Over Mark Rothko Painting Vandalism At Tate Modern

PA | Posted 09.10.2012 | Home

A man has been charged with criminal damage after a Mark Rothko painting was defaced at London's Tate Modern gallery. Wlodzimierz Umaniec, 26, also...

'Yellowism' Artist Arrested Over Defaced Rothko Painting

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2012 | Home

A man who claimed responsibility for defacing a Mark Rothko painting a the Tate Modern has been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage. V...

Vladimir Umanets, Mark Rothko And The Cowardly Folly of Art Vandalism

Sam Parker | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Sam Parker

Vandalised paintings, of course, leads us down only one path: tighter security measures at galleries, lenders being more reluctant to send works to Britain, and art becoming less accessible for you, me and generations to come.

I'd Risk More Rothko Vandalism to Carry on Being Close to Art

Philippa Warr | Posted 07.12.2012 | Home
Philippa Warr

As much as I loved the artworks, I don't find myself angry at the act of vandalism per se. The thing which bothers me is the knock on effects of vandalism - the fact that there will be people who are furious and that fury could end up limiting the physical enjoyment of Rothko's work.

Tate Modern Vandal Denies Being 'Attention Seeking'

PA | Posted 07.12.2012 | Home

A man has claimed responsibility for defacing a valuable Mark Rothko at the Tate Modern art gallery, but denied he is a vandal. Scotland Yard has l...

Police Hunt Vandal After Rothko Painting Defaced In Tate Modern

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2012 | Home

A vandal who walked into the Tate Modern art gallery and defaced a valuable painting by Mark Rothko is being hunted by police. The visitor daubed b...