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A history of Rothko’s priciest work, from billionaire to billionaire

A history of Rothko’s priciest work, from billionaire to billionaire

Editor’s Note: This story originally appeared in On Balance, the ARTnews newsletter about the art market and beyond. Sign up here to receive it every Wednesday. When news broke last month that Christie’s had sold a Mark Rothko painting for $100 million dollars through a private sale, rumors percolated through the art world about who might be the seller. The somewhat obvious choice …