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Gordon Cheung on why Artist's Resale Right matter

Gordon Cheung on why the Artist's Resale Right matters
Videos filmed and edited by Sonny Vadgama for DACS © All Rights Reserved DACS/Artimage 2018.

Artist Gordon Cheung talks to DACS about the importance of ARR and how it helps to support his practice.

Gordon Cheung is best known for his epic, hallucinogenic landscapes depicting contemporary utopias and dystopias derived from a fast-paced, technologically-evolving globalised world. Here Gordon talks to DACS about the challenges facing artists and why ARR royalties are so essential, not only to artists, but also as a driver for the UK’s thriving creative industries’ economy.

ARR provides a cushion for an artist's activities. These royalties support me by helping to fund things on a daily basis – of what it means to be an artist – to contribute to paying for studio bills, materials and so on. In doing that it frees up time otherwise spent elsewhere that can be now used for the creative process which is surely the most important aspect of being an artist.Surely we should be supporting one of the most successful industries that our nation has, rather than actually doing the opposite?

Gordon Cheung