The Easel

The Shoes Under the Art World

The art world’s neglect of female artists is well known. Here it is described beautifully with the voice of lived experience. “[My dealer] was trying to pitch [a picture] of mine. Bob talked about… “a Lipsky on your wall,” and sometimes he said the name “Pat.” And then I noticed—he never said “her” or “she.” You could buy without knowing you’d be going home with something female.”