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Effort to validate painting continues

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 2014

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

  • COURTESY ALAN SHAFFER

    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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