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Effort to validate painting continues


    Douglas Bruce Himmelfarb was 64 when he died in Los Angeles from cardiac arrest in February.


    The painting attributed to Mark Rothko, circa 1947, owned by the late Douglas Himmelfarb.

A part-time Hawaii resident who once worked as a janitor, cared for two nonagenarian sisters and owned a painting claimed to be a $40 million treasure by a famed abstract expressionist died earlier this year after a long and unfinished struggle to authenticate his most prized collectible. Read more

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