Posted by in News on June 4, 2018

#Metoo, feminism sparking demand for art by women, data shows

NEW YORK, May 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation)- Women artists, long overlooked and under-respected, are the hot item to watch in art sales as the vigor of the #Metoo movement and fresh interest in women’s rights strike the art world, according to findings released on Wednesday.

From works by younger newcomers like Jenny Saville to established greats such as Georgia O’Keefe, art by women is in growing demand, said Barnebys, a leading auction search engine, releasing its 2018 Art Market Report.

The evidence of women’s rising stature in art comes amid renewed global awareness of women’s rights, the #Metoo campaign against sexual harassment and violence, and closer scrutiny of such issues as the dearth of female directors in Hollywood.

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Source: Allafrica

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