"O, gentelmen, the time of life is short!...
An if we live, we live to tread on kings."
~ Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 1
I came across this quote this morning while reading Guy Dubord's Society of the Spectacle. It reminded me of a conversation my partner, Cherri, and I were having the other day about the Chapman brothers' Insult to Injury (2003) series where they took Francisco de Goya's Disasters of War etchings and "reworked and improved" them. The brothers set aside money earned from selling each previously "rectified" series of 83 etchings and put it towards buying the next. They are currently on the third series.