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@irrpfad: An eyewitness to… #rothko defacement said it was all "surreal"…think he might have got his genres confused.
painting that was defaced appears to be Rothko’s “Black on Maroon” (1958), and if that is true than the writing that appears above to be quite large as the painting is 90 x 81 1/2″ (2286 x 2070mm):
Vladimir Umanets, "A Potential Piece of Yellowism"? thisisyellowism.com