The strange art of death
Dying is a fact of life. The very last fact, in fact. But the way in which people have prepared for death, and a possible afterlife, has been complex and contradictory through the centuries.
Hundreds of works from a unique personal collection devoted to the iconography of death are now on show at the Wellcome Collection in London. Take a look at some of the artefacts and artwork amassed by American Richard Harris - with Wellcome Collection curator Kate Forde.Continue reading the main story
Death: A Self-portrait, The Richard Harris Collection, can be seen at the Wellcome Collection, London, until 24 February 2013.
All images subject to copyright. Click bottom right for image information. Music by Queen, Blue Oyster Cult and KPM Music.
Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 15 November 2012.
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