Of all the modern artists Mark Rothko surely was just taking the piss. I had a modern art screen saver that did a really good rendition of a Rothko at a fraction of the cost.
WTF 3 blocks of colours on a 5 ft canvas, that's not even creative.
At least Pollock added some element of randomness in his rather childish paint pourings.
Mad cow Tracy Emin has the nuts to at least do different things.
Psycho Damien Hirst has the honesty to enjoy the use of chain saws in his works.
But Mark Rothko ...... a three year old could do better.....