Christian Boltanski

In late 2009 Boltanski made an unconventional agreement with the Australian art patron and renowned gambler David Walsh, whereby the artist receives a monthly payment for the next eight years to have his studio filmed by three cameras 24-hours-a-day, with the footage continuously streaming over the Internet to Walsh in Tasmania. The agreement, which took effect on January 1 of this year and has the title La vie de CB, is a bet on the artist’s longevity: if Boltanski dies within the eight-year period, Walsh will obtain the “work” at a discount, but if he survives beyond that period Walsh will pay the artist an even higher fee. »»