New Record!!!! Rothko's White Centre became the most expensive post war art sold at auction! 72.8 million from somebody on the phone!!!
It was sold by 91-year-old David Rockefeller. That bought it for $8,500.00 in 1960. He made a little bit of profit on his purchase. What do you think he is doing with that profit? Mr Rockefeller, will donate the proceeds from the sale to charity. (Did i mention that i am starting a charity?)
The painting used to hang in his office when he was chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank from 1961 to 1981.
Rothko fitting the suffering artist mold was found by his assitant in 1970 on the kitchen floor with sliced open arms and later discoved he also overdosed on anti-depressants.