Rothko's "Black on Maroon," being rehung at London's Tate Modern.(Photo by Rob Stothard-Getty Images)
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A Mark Rothko painting vandalized at London's Tate Modern gallery 18 months ago has gone back on public view after the first-ever effort to strip graffiti ink off a major artwork without damaging the layers of paintwork.One of the so-called Seagram Murals, commissioned for the Four Seasons restaurant in 1958, the painting was valued at 5 million to 9 million pounds (around $8 million to $15 million) by Sotheby's. Rothko donated it to the Tate in 1970 .A team of three conservationists and scientists spent nine months researching and testing about 80 solvents, six months removing the ink, and three months restoring the surface.At Umaniec's trial, prosecution lawyer Gregor McKinley told the court the restoration would cost about 200,000 pounds ($320,000).
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