The Actors Guild of Lexington is performing a play about Mark Rothko!
"Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, 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, 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. 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. Winner of the 2010 Tony Award." (via )
Check out this article in the Herald Leader about recreating all the artwork. Definitely not as easy as one might think.
The faux Mark Rothko paintings used during the production of Red are the work of Lexington artist DeAnna Rigney. Photo by Briana Scroggins (picture and caption thanks to the Herald Leader)
Rothko is probably my very favorite painter. When I studied abroad with Dr. Decker I got to see some of his work in person and it. was. incredible. Dr. Decker was pretty awesome too. Who are some of your favorite painters?!