Georgia O’Keeffe has slightly reduced the -unfortunately too wide- gap that sets men and women apart on the art market. The plain truth is that the best hammer prices are almost exclusively by men. Just a few days after the hammer went down on a historic $39,5 million, Artprice looks back on the -sadely all too scarce- presence of women in major auction rooms.
The ranking of Georgina O’Keeffe‘s art work in the all-time records at auctions, a record which remains far behind that of Francis Bacon, set a year ago at $127 million, when « Three studies of Lucian Freud » sold at Christie’s in New York, NY.
Mus$. Until a few days ago, the record hammer price for an art work by a woman, set by Joan Mitchell’s (1926-1992) painting, « Untitled », sold at Christie’s in New York, NY, on 13 May 2014.