England: Mark Rothko’s mural ‘Black on Maroon’ back on display at Tate Modern

Mark Rothko’s ‘Black on Maroon’ at the Tate Modern
Mark Rothko’s ‘Black on Maroon’ at the Tate Modern
Lefteris Pitarakis / AP

London’s Tate Modern has put Mark Rothko’s mural Black on Maroon back on display more than a year and a half after it was defaced with black ink by a vandal trying to draw attention to an obscure artistic movement. The gallery has spent 18 months working on the abstract painting, whose surface is made up of layers of oil, pigment, resin, egg and glue. Tate experts said the ink soaked in as far as the back of the canvas, requiring delicate work to remove it and restore the painting’s layers.

Details: http://www.tate.org.uk/

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