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Response to vandalism of Rothko painting at the Tate

Following the vandalism of a Rothko painting yesterday at the Tate, Mark Rothko's children have released a statement:

"The Rothko family is greatly troubled by yesterday's occurrence but has full confidence that the Tate Gallery will do all in its power to remedy the situation. Our father donated his legendary Seagram paintings to the museum in 1969 sensing the commitment of the institution to his work and impressed by the warm embrace it had received from the British public. We are heartened to have felt that embrace again in the outpouring of distress and support that we and our father have received both directly and in public forums."

- Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko

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