American Masters

Mark Rothko and Adolph Gottlieb on Creating Abstract Art

Clip: Season 33 Episode 11 | 1m 22s

When a New York Times art critic reviewed Mark Rothko and Adolph Gottlieb's work, the artists responded with a letter that became a manifesto on abstract art. In it, they stressed being in favor of the "simple expression of the complex thought,” and for "the large shape because it has the impact of the unequivocal," among other points.

Aired: 10/25/19

Rating: NR

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