“Visual artists are the only members of the creative community in the United States who do not receive residual payments for their works. Composers, lyricists, actors, playwrights, screenwriters, all deservedly receive royalties for the later productions, performances, or sales of their works.
Unfortunately, visual artists in the US do not earn a penny in residual or resale payments. The benefits derived from the appreciation in the later sale of their works accrue entirely to collectors, auction houses, and galleries. The adoption of the droit de suite in my country is therefore long overdue.”
" La Vecchia dell’Orto", 1986 © 2013 Frank Stella Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York