The Easel

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

The second half of this piece has some interesting analysis. Works by women artists sell for about 38%(!) less than those by men. Multiple factors are at work. Women tend to work in lower priced media (works on paper), men in higher priced media (painting, sculpture). It seems that art by women has “different characteristics” to art by men. Oh … and perhaps there’s gender discrimination as well.