DIE ZEIT: IS THIS VALUABLE – OR CAN I THROW IT AWAY?

When artists die, they often leave a stockpile of work. There are now galleries and consultants specializing in salvaging these treasures. From the very beginning Keith Arnatt was an accomplished master of the exit, the English artist’s breakthrough work being particularly exemplary, in 1969 Self Burial (Television Interference Project) interrupted a TV channel’s regular evening program with a series of photographs, in which the artist sank bit by bit into the ground.

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