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' }); script.src = ""; var head = document.head There is opportunity for repositioning as artists move between auction house categories. var i = cookieNames.length, The artist Georgia O’Keeffe holds the auction record for the most expensive work by a female artist, with Jimson weed/White flower NO.1 (1932) which sold at Sotheby’s New York in 2014 for $44.4m (est. The Ethiopian-born and US-based artist, Julie Mehretu is famous for her works with a strong note of abstraction. + '<\/div>' Access the data behind the headlines with the artnet Price Database. setTimeout(function(){ }); if (!found) { // Signup validation .done(function(data, textStatus, jqXHR) { Want to stay ahead of the art world? // Hide the errors document.cookie = prefix + cname + "=" + cvalue + ";" + expires + ";path=/"; Waging on the expressive potential of the painterly mark itself, her work is celebrated for its compositional rhythms, bold coloration and sweeping gestural brushstrokes. }); if (prefix == undefined) { + '<\/div>' Within her total turnover of $81,689,643 in auction, the artist sold the majority of her works in the price range between $10 and $50k (a total of 139), with 23 going for over $1m (of which one went for over $5m). var $modal = $('#ouibounce-modal'); + '<\/i>' pagetype = document.querySelector('meta[property="og:type"]').getAttribute("content"), } }); } An essential proponent of the American Abstract Expressionist movement, Joan Mitchell was one of the first female painters of the era to gain critical and public acclaim. }, setTimeout(function() { 1”. expiration_days: 5 Interested in more of our stories about top female artists? // Signup submission //after successful signup, hide the signup bar after 5 seconds Analyzing and deconstructing photographs, she creates some of the most exciting stuff that the art scene has seen for quite some time. SignupForm.init($modal.find('form'), function onSuccess() { closeSignupBar(); This highly symbolic transformation of the market is being accompanied by an increasing recognition of major female signatures who are gradually being admitted into the Pantheon of the high-end Art Market, with big-number results in auction rooms. var SignupForm = { Her second most expensive artwork was Calla Lily for the price of $9 million. // Does the email match our regex? closeSignupBar(); Reflecting the relationship between volume and space, her abstract works were often created with hollow interior spaces that disrupt smooth surface textures. Collectors are still reluctant to pay high prices for work by female artists and it is necessary to educate them and confront them with quality. CHECK OUT OUR EAST AFRICAN WOMEN ARTISTS AUCTION ON OUR SITE AT CALA... BARGALLERY.COM Work Shown: Corners of Sea for Me to Drown in Peace by Florin Iki Mmaka, 2020, 107.5 × 75 cm Florin Iki Mmaka is a Kenyan/Italian visual artist based in Nairobi. o[] = [o[]]; + '
' ‘Women Artists to Watch’ will pay homage to Alex Strada’s ‘Artist Contract’, which is an artwork sales agreement that requires any collector to reinvest all accrued value in new artwork by an emerging female-identifying artist. head.appendChild(link); pagetypeurl = document.URL, setNewsletterCookie('closedSignupBar', 1); //exdays*24*60*60 link.href = fileName; return; Where auction price differences between male and female artists appeared most acute tended to be in countries where cultural bias against women also measured highly. An American Minimalist artist, Agnes Martin is known for a particular abstract geometric language that has endured throughout her long career. Arts Top 10 most expensive female artists at auction. if (window.jQuery) { Considered as one of the most significant British sculptors of the 20th century, Barbara Hepworth is known for her biomorphic forms. The majority of her works were sold in 2016 - up to 40, while in 2019, 25 of her works went down in auctions. + '