Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko (played by Tim Boles) has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, the Seagram Commission, a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken (played by Jax Fane), in his studio on the Bowery. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing and that he might soon be replaced by young artists, like Ken, just like he once replaced the old artists before him. Raw and provocative, RED is a searing portrait of an artist's ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting, while struggling with what he want his art to be and how he will be remembered. BUY TICKETS NOW!
Mark Rothko was born Markus Yakovlevich Rothkowitz on Sept. 25 1903 in what was the Russian Empire. He was the youngest of four siblings and, despite their low economic state, where all well educated. The family imagrated to the US in 1913, where Mark began his education.
Some years later, while visiting a friend at the Art Students League of New York, he saw students sketching a model. According to Rothko, this was the beginning of his life as an artist. He would attend the Art Students League and be taught by Cubist artist Max Weber. Rothko's Style didn't form until after 1936 after working as an artist for many years.
If you'd like to learn more about Mark Rothko and his work The Art Institute Chicago has an interesting piece about his work here. Or you can read more about his life here.
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