1) There is too much money floating around out there in Crazytown. 2) Rothko is TRENDY.
Yes, trendy. I have been reading one too many creative types citing Rothko as an influence these days in little online interviews and such. I'm kind of annoyed by it. Of course I'm gonna take credit for setting that off -- only a few people used to loooove Rothko (mom, you're first for sure -- thank you for the cultured upbringing) but now everyone looooves him.
Let's move on, kids. And if we have to stay within Ab Ex, I'm proposing we all turn to Motherwell.