Artists and the Rothko Chapel: 50 Years of Inspiration. Edited by Frauke V. Josenhans. Published by the Moody Center for the Arts, distributed by Yale University Press. (2021)

The Catalogue: Artists and the Rothko Chapel: 50 Years of Inspiration

Published by the Moody Center for the Arts, distributed by Yale University Press.

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Artists and the Rothko Chapel celebrates the legacy of the Rothko Chapel in Houston, at Rice University and globally highlighting how it has acted as a source of inspiration for artists since its founding in 1971. From the 1975 exhibition, Marden, Novros, Rothko: Painting in the Age of Actuality shown at Rice Museum, to the 2021 exhibition at the Moody Center for the Arts that features four contemporary artists—Sam Gilliam, Sheila Hicks, Shirazeh Houshiary, and Byron Kim-, the catalogue reflects on the Chapel’s past while looking toward its future. The catalogue includes interviews with Brice Marden and David Novros and statements from the artists about their work’s relationship to the Chapel, and additional testimonies by local figures reflecting on questions of spirituality, identity, and equality. With new photography, this vividly illustrated volume is a testament to the enduring impact of the Rothko Chapel.

Edited by Frauke V. Josenhans, with a foreword by Christopher Rothko and contributions by Sam Gilliam, Sheila Hicks, Shirazeh Houshiary, Byron Kim, Brice Marden, David Novros, as well as by Virginia and William Camfield, Reto Geiser, Ian Glennie, Fredericka Hunter, David Leslie, Matthew L. Levy, Francois de Menil, Adrienne Rooney, Sarah Rothenberg, Mary Jane Victor, Alison Weaver, Helen Winkler Fosdick, Geoff Winningham and Yuri Yoshida.