Mark Was Here / by eperlan

UPDATED. Been exploring the East Marion Cemetery on Long Island’s North Fork, and I came across this article about the painter Mark Rothko’s gravesite there. His family has been petitioning to move his remains back to Westchester County. The Times piece is over a year old, and I couldn't figure out if he’s relocated, so to speak.

My last trip out confirmed it; Mark is still with us. Visitors have left their own calling cards, with crayon markings, some small stones atop his marker, and—as far as I could count—what appears to be about a dollar in change. View the Gallery.