Hot on the heels of last week’s newsletter about the gender gap in art prices comes a story in the New York Times recommending the purchase of art by women as an investment.
The Times reports that because women’s art is undervalued, it’s a good investment, and has an excellent chance of increasing significantly in price.
They add that the art market seems to be experiencing a long overdue correction. Galleries are adding more women artists to their rosters, and museums are seeking out art by women.
Once again I’m surprised. Last week it was bad news about the prices paid for women’s art, and this week it’s good news . . . about the same topic! How quickly things turn around.
Last week’s discussion of pay disparity stirred up a lot of passion. Some people feel that women complain too much and should be content with the gains they’ve already made. Others feel that women need to rise up and take action against injustice. This seems to be a hot topic for a lot of folks.
As for me, I’m just sitting here in awe watching it all unfold before my eyes. I can’t wait to see where this is headed next!
What women artists do you most admire? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please share them with us in the comments section below.
It’s here, Friends! ArtWalk Ventura is THIS WEEKEND, October 6th and 7th. I’ll be waiting for you in my PODS gallery at the corner of Main and California Streets. If you’re in the neighborhood, come on down and say “hi!”
Saturday, October 6th 11am-6pm
Sunday, October 7th noon-5pm
Main and California Streets
Here’s a little preview of what I’ll be showing. Handwoven scarves, leaf print silk scarves, fire stone necklaces, small paintings, and of course my large paintings as well.
With love and appreciation,
Painting at top: “Passion and Joy,” 24 x 36 inches, repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas.