Never really give too much faith to an artist ,,, until they die, and their ‘dirty secrets’ come out.
Why? Let me explain:
Do you admire the work of the artist, or their soul?
For example, I like Richard Avedon. I like his personality! For some reason, there is this silly bias that we must disconnect the artist from their art work. No; we must combine them.
In other words:
If an artist is an asshole (you don’t like their personality), we shouldn’t like their art work either.