Figures reveal art auction gender imbalance

Figures reveal art auction gender imbalance
 

Of the top 100 artists whose works fetched the highest amounts at auction in 2017, just 13 were women, an analysis of sales data shows.
The top female artist was Japan's Yayoi Kusama, whose works sold for $65.6m (£48.9m) - putting her 13th overall, according to figures from MutualArt.
The 13 women in the top 100 accounted for sales of $263m (£175m) - 7.4% of the overall total of $3.5bn (£2.6bn).
The Art Newspaper's Anna Brady said she was "depressingly unsurprised".
Leonardo da Vinci was top of the 2017 auction rankings, thanks to the $450m (£337m) sale of the Salvator Mundi... read more

 
30 May 2018 in Art & Culture, Views: 26
Source: BBC
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