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Mark Rothko's Studio (former)

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The painter's last studio

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Borough : Manhattan
Neighborhood : Upper East Side
Residential, Historic Site & Museum

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Mark Rothko spent his last years here before committing suicide in 1970. The studio bore witness to his last period of painting--one, which in contrast to his earlier color work, became increasingly dark and somber. It is said that the artist shrouded his studio skylight with a parachute, creating the dimness necessary for creating these final works.

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