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Art and commerce collide at Nuuanu mansion

By Andrew Gomes

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 23, 2014

~~<p>The historic former Marks Estate is losing its steward and two 90-something sisters who call the stately Nuu&shy;anu property home, after a tangled financial affair that involves what the property owner claims is a $40 million masterwork painting that he can&rsquo;t sell to save his beloved estate.</p>
<p>&ldquo;I just wish someone would call me and say, &lsquo;Hey, I want to buy your painting,&rsquo; and this bad dream would go away,&rdquo; lamented Doug&shy;las Himmelfarb. &ldquo;Don&rsquo;t you know any billionaires?&rdquo;</p>
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The historic former Marks Estate is losing its steward and two 90-something sisters who call the stately Nuu­anu property home, after a tangled financial affair that involves what the property owner claims is a $40 million masterwork painting that he can’t sell to save his beloved estate.

“I just wish someone would call me and say, ‘Hey, I want to buy your painting,’ and this bad dream would go away,” lamented Doug­las Himmelfarb. “Don’t you know any billionaires?” Login for more...



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