American Masters

Mark Rothko and Adolph Gottlieb on Creating Abstract Art

Clip: 10/25/2019 | 1m 22s | Video has closed captioning.

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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