ISBN: PB: 9780300257885

Yale University Press

June 2021

160 pp.

25.4x19.7 cm

50 colour illus., 20 black&white illus.



Artists and the Rothko Chapel

50 Years of Inspiration

"Artists and the Rothko Chapel" celebrates the legacy of the Rothko Chapel in Houston and globally since its founding in 1971. It features recent work by four contemporary artists who have drawn inspiration from the Chapel – Sam Gilliam, Sheila Hicks, Shirazeh Houshiary, and Byron Kim – and illustrates the 1975 exhibition Marden, Novros, Rothko: Painting in the Age of Actuality shown at Rice University. The volume includes interviews with Brice Marden and David Novros, statements from the artists about their work's relationship to the Chapel, and reflections from local figures on spirituality, identity, and equality. With new photography of the installations and of the recently restored Chapel, this book is a testament to the enduring impact of the non-denominational space Rothko created.

About the Author

Frauke V. Josenhans is the associate curator at the Moody Center for the Arts, Rice University.

Christopher Rothko is a writer and psychologist, and is on the Board of Directors of the Rothko Chapel, Houston.