Painted Places & Patronage

Transcript of painter David Novros' remarks at the Rothko Chapel, Houston, Texas on February 12, 2011.  Novros' discusses the scarcity of place-specific painting and the necessary (and uncommon) patronage that brings places of painting into being.  "John and Dominique [de Menil] created the circumstances and Rothko invented a magnificent painted place... Rothko (and his contemporaries, Pollock, Newman, Still, and Kline) would have been muralists in a better time." Novros also offers a critique of the chapel.