In 1951, Rothko gave Violet, Green and Red an ambiguous name so that viewers would not be influenced by what it was called. He utilized a spare palette with the darkest shades placed at the top to symbolize the mental depression that plagued him. This piece is part of the private collection of Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko. Printed on heavyweight artist paper, this print has been custom-framed with hand-finished molding.
Established in 1955, MunnWorks is known for its superiorly crafted custom-made frames for fine art and mirrors. Their frames hang in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the de Young Museum in San Francisco, and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The company's own holdings include many important works of art by masters of the 20th century, from Dalí to Matisse.