Please Resist Ruining The Rothko

I write about the recent vandalism the Mark Rothko painting Black on Maroon (1958) with some ambivalence, [i]not because it isn’t worthy of consideration, but because I don’t want to give the perpetrator more attention.  However, the Rothko incident prompted me to consider questions, regarding agency, ownership, responsibility, originality, and the responsibility of museum staff. At around … Continue reading