I had this pinned to my cork board for a long time. If you're prone to over-analyzing and lint-picking, artwise, it simplifies things.
I was once asked by someone who had recently bought a painting, if it was true that an artists work becomes more valuable after his/her death.
After a long pause, like Jack Benny's bit, "Your Money or Your Life", I was still groping for the right words. Its not always easy being diplomatic. I wish I could remember what I said.
Does anyone have a good reply ?