Mark Rothko [1903– 1970] in May 2007 this painting broke the record selling price of any post-war painting at a public auction
"In the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." Andy Warhol was fascinated by fame
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Most expensive painting sold by living artist Jasper John [born 1930] -"False Start" manages to be both clotted and expansive with no hierarchy of parts by a 2nd generation abstract expressionist.
Willem de Kooning [1904 –1997] Dutch American abstract expressionist artist A leader in Abstract expressionism or Action painting who was part of a group known as the New York School. Woman3 is one of the most expensive paintings ever sold