The artist will add 3 inches (7.5 cm) of extra paint “bleed” to every 4 sides of the canvas. There will still be 1.5 inches (4 cm) of white canvas around all 4 sides of the canvas.
1st Art Gallery offers the option to receive your painting ready to hang or rolled in a tube.
Currently, the frames listed will be only ship up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached, the framing option is automatically disabled.
However, if you are interested in stretching or framing a painting larger than 20x24 inches (50x60 cm), please contact one of our customer success associates or let us know in your order notes. We will send you a catalog of our large framing styles and pricing options.
Unframed rolled canvas orders will arrive rolled inside a protective tube with an extra 1.5" white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it locally.
No. 61 Rust and Blue is an abstract work of art inspired by the painting with the same title by Mark Rothko. Rothko's name and visual trademark became associated with important institutions such as MOMA and a sign of class distinction and culture. His work began being sold for stellar prices at auction houses. Rothko's own personality and trajectory posit a different perspective, though, with the artist having working-class origins and arriving in the US as a Russian immigrant. With his art, the painter aimed to communicate emotions that were intrinsically related to the human condition, and as such, never labeled himself an "abstractionist." No. 61 Rust and Blue is a painting from one of the artist's most hailed periods, the 1950s.
Originally Markus Rothkowitz, born in Latvian territory, Rothko was part of a Jewish family. His father decided to leave the country, which was part of the Russian Empire at the time, fearing both the hate speech around Jews that was becoming normalized in Europe and the World War that was approaching. The US's transition wasn't an easy one since Rothko's father died shortly after their arrival. Still, Rothko proved himself an applied student, and in seven years living in the US, he gained a scholarship at Yale. Unfortunately, Rothko wasn't impressed at all with the academic life, deeming their activities as superfluous and dropping out of the institution. The artist relocated to New York, where he became particularly inspired by the local artistic practice.
One of the painter's masters was Arshile Gorky. Gorky was of Armenian origin, a factor that undoubtedly influenced their bond. Around him, many immigrants and outcast artists began to gather, deeply influenced by the organic forms of Surrealism. He was also pivotal in making contact with Alfred Barr Jr, the MOMA director that promoted many of the soon-to-be Abstract Expressionists. Rothko, along with Barnett Newman, Adolph Gottlieb, Gorky, and other associated artists, created the group called The Ten. The Ten was a circle of painters that wanted to push for more creativity in the North American art circuit, which still had a regional and conservative mindset. The group began to be recognized, and Rothko's work goes through a long and complex set of phases and transformations. From his stylized figures of urban life, he goes to the organic Surrealist forms, and after meeting Clyfford Still, settles for color field painting.
No. 61 Rust and Blue is an oil on canvas painted in 1953, with dimensions of 115 x 92 cm. This rectangular shape with a big scale was the favorite choice of size for the mature and late period of his work, and for its sheer size, it creates a great immersion between spectator and painting. As usual for his production, he employs only four colors. The background was painted in a deep blue, and there are three rectangles on the superior: the bigger one in a warm color, which has a treatment akin to the worn-out quality of rust, a lighter blue triangle at the middle, and a blue and black one at the bottom.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of No. 61 Rust and Blue, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of No. 61 Rust and Blue that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
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Get hand painted museum quality reproduction of "No. 61 Rust and Blue" by Mark Rothko (inspired by). The Reproduction will be hand painted by one of our talented artist. "No. 61 Rust and Blue" by Mark Rothko (inspired by) Reproduction will come with Free Certificate of Authenticity that verifies the authenticity of the hand painted fine art reproduction you purchased.
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Our most senior artists, those who have at least 25 years experience, carefully examine each and every painting that comes out of our studio. No order is shipped before it meets our standards, which are the highest in the industry.
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When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself, use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service, meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
All orders ship with UPS, FedEx or DHL and will arrive directly to your home or office. A tracking number will be emailed to you as soon as the order leaves our studio so you can track it online. All orders ship express and usually arrive within 4-5 days from the shipping date. Due to shipping restraints, many of our framed, stretched, and oversize paintings may take 6-21 days for arrival depending on the safest route determined by the postal service.