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Why Is Work by Female Artists Still Valued Less Than Work by Male Artists?

by Jessica Wilhelmy | Apr 02, 2021

The statistics of the past few decades confirm that the art world is not one of gender parity. Works by female artists comprise a small share of major permanent collections in the U.S. and Europe, while at auction, women’s artworks sell for a significant discount compared with men’s. Only two works by women have ever broken into the top 100 auction sales for paintings, despite women being the subject matter for approximately half of the top 25.

For the full essay from sociologist, Taylor Whitten Brown, click here.