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As always, I love the style of the era that the set designers use, and was excited about the conversation of art, especially an adbstract expressionist like Mark Rothko. I loved how Cooper just confessed that it was an investment on his part and basically could care less about it, but that everyone else was drawn to interpret the work in some way. I actually like Rothko and wish I had an original myself, but I can only wish...Actually it is fitting that they chose this artist because he fit well into the theme of this episode including the over ostentatiousness of some of the characters like Don and Cooper. Rothko was said to have hated this attitude and actually dropped a large commission to paint murals in the Four Seasons Restaraunt in 1958 b/c he felt it was much too ostentatious. Ironically as his abstract work became more popular he was sought out by the most wealthy and privledged collectors of the era. I guess he didn't get that you have to be a little ostentatious to be able to afford his art.