Artsy Magazine: What Artists Should Do to Protect Their Legacies

Art often makes viewers ponder their mortality. Just think of the memento mori, a Latin phrase that translates directly to “remember you must die” and refers to symbols of death in art, most typically skulls (hey, no one said it should be subtle). And yet artists, as much as viewers, must think about what happens after they die: how their work will be seen, treated, and exhibited posthumously.

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