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Rothko Chapel’s 50th Anniversary Celebrated

A new book out this month celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas, which enshrines some of the last paintings that the Abstract Expressionist Mark Rothko created before he committed suicide, aged 66. The publication, titled Rothko Chapel: An Oasis for Reflection, celebrates the elysian building and visually explores the complex timeline of its creation.

The US art collectors Dominique and John de Menil first envisioned the space as a Roman Catholic chapel on the campus of the University of Saint Thomas. The octagonal building was later sited adjacent to the Menil Collection as a non-denominational space.


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