artsy – Of all the 20th-century artists who exerted control over their own markets,  Clyfford Still was arguably the most forceful. In 1951, the  Abstract Expressioniststopped working with galleries and became his own dealer. He continued to paint for nearly three decades, retaining complete authority over his canvases’ whereabouts: Until his death in 1980 at age 75, no one could purchase a Still on the primary market without going through the artist himself.  – read more