The children of artist Mark Rothko are asking a New York state judge to approve moving their father's remains from a small cemetery on eastern Long Island to a Jewish cemetery in Westchester County.

The East Marion Cemetery Association voted over a year ago to allow the exhumation, but also wants a court order permitting the removal of the remains.

Rothko committed suicide on Feb. 25, 1970.

The children also want to exhume the body of their mother, Mary Alice, from a cemetery in Cleveland, and rebury her remains with Rothko in Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, N.Y.

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