The Financial Times’s ongoing publication of art data from Art Market Research reveals that women artists are gaining ground faster than men. The trend has been consistent since 2001:
Until 2000, despite the fact that the 20th century could boast an extraordinary roster of female talent, there were only a handful of female artists whose work had ever reached the $1m mark. To this day, there is a huge discrepancy between the average price levels – the central 80 per cent of Women’s Art 100 Index compiled by Art Market Research stands at only $43,000 compared with $118,000 for the men.
This is one of the fascinating facts revealed by new data compiled by AMR. The Women’s Art 100 Index uses a representative group of 100 women artists, ranging from Angelika Kauffmann in the 18th century to contemporary stars such as Tracey Emin.
Women Artists Outperform the Men (Financial Times)