It’s about time the art market caught up to the art world. In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal Ellen Gamerman and Mary M. Lane discuss what has been happening for women in the art auction world. Female artists are starting to have more of a substantial following in the auction houses. Their are various theories as to why there is such a discrepancy in the market based on gender, some I believe are valid while others are just absurd. These irrational ideas only propagate the misnomers about women artists.
While it is wonderful that the art market is starting to get-with-the-times, and even the art world itself has a way to go, I am glad to see that progress is being made. But how unfortunate that in 2013, we are still seeing such blatant indiscretion in the world today. Hopefully our history of injustice will not carry on to future generations.
Read the article here.