There is little for the audience to take away from Red, except the anecdotal dramatization of an event inspired by Mark Rothko’s career.
The Arts Fuse is pleased to announce that “In a Room With Rothko,” by Anthony Wallace, posted last year, was awarded a Pushcart Prize Special Mention in the Pushcart Prize XXXVIII Best of the Small Presses (Norton & Co, 2013).
Arts Fuse Critic (and visual artist) Franklin Einspruch reviews “Red,” a drama about Mark Rothko, and doesn’t like what he sees.
“Red” is about creativity and destruction, Apollonian rigor and Dionysian instinct, fathers and sons, love and rejection, life and death.
“Red” is a drama about the modern artist and his place in art history: at its center, painter Mark Rothko confronts fame and the commoditization of creativity in the world of contemporary art.