Your Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Famous Artist

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1. Be like these guys.
As some of the most expensive artists at auction, it would be wise to take a cue from Jeff Koons, Jasper Johns, Ed Ruscha, and Christopher Wool. Instead of being a Dead White Male Artist (which also helps), you can stay in the realm of the living!

2. Already be famous.
It works even better if people are already familiar with your face, as evidenced here, here, here, here, and here. (James Franco, Shia LaBeouf, Adrien Brody, Miley Cyrus, and Kanye West, we’re looking at you.)… Read more

Image: Damien Hirst’s sculpture Charity opposite the Gherkin building on July 16, 2015 in London, England. Courtesy of Rob Stothard/Getty Images