No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red)

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No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red)
No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red).jpg
ArtistMark Rothko
Year1951
MediumOil on canvas
Locationprivate collection

No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red) is a painting by the Russian-American abstract expressionist artist Mark Rothko. It was painted in 1951. In common with Rothko's other works from this period, No. 6 consists of large expanses of colour delineated by uneven, hazy shades. In 2014, it became one of the most expensive paintings sold at auction.[1]

2014 sale[edit]

No.6 (Violet, Green and Red) is one of the works implicated in the infamous Bouvier Affair. It was privately bought for €140 million by Dmitry Rybolovlev in 2014.[2][3][4] Rybolovlev is thought to have bought the painting from Christian and Cherise Moueix, proprietors of the prestigious wine-estate, Château Pétrus, via the Swiss dealer, Bouvier. Rybolovlev learnt that Bouvier had actually bought the painting (rather than simply acting as a dealer) from Christian and Cherise Moueix for ~€80,000,000 before selling it on to Rybolovlev for €140,000,000.[5]

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  1. ^ "The Art World through its 10 Costliest Paintings". Art Aesthetics Magazine. Retrieved 2018-08-05.
  2. ^ hugodmiller, Stephanie Baker StephaniBaker Hugo Miller. "The Billionaire, the Dealer, and the $186 Million Rothko". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2016-02-23.
  3. ^ "Singapore Unfreezes Assets of Sued Art Dealer Yves Bouvier". ArtfixDaily. Retrieved 2016-02-23.
  4. ^ "Steve Cohen's Modigliani In The Middle Of An Art Market War: Billionaire Rybolovlev vs Yves Bouvier". Forbes. Retrieved 2016-02-23.
  5. ^ "The Art World through its 10 Costliest Paintings". Art Aesthetics Magazine. Retrieved 2018-08-05.

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