Get hand-picked stories from our editors delivered straight to your inbox every day.<\/p>' Subscribe to our newsletter to get the breaking news, eye-opening interviews, and incisive critical takes that drive the conversation forward. Fascinated by the human body, she describes flesh as "the most beautiful thing to paint.". Her second most expensive artwork was Calla Lily for the price of $9 million. }, 5000); Arts Top 10 most expensive female artists at auction. media release: Support the Women Artists Forward Fund by bidding fast and furiously at our 2020 On-Line Art Auction. function initNewsletterSignup() { Access the data behind the headlines with the artnet Price Database. pagetype = document.querySelector('meta[property="og:type"]').getAttribute("content"), }) A versatile South African artist, Marlene Dumas is known for her characteristic visual aesthetic that relies on unique forms and washed up colors. In the hope that the market will move in the right direction at a faster pace, we bring together ten of the most expensive female artists whose work sold big in auction. $('#ouibounce-modal') LONDON — Works by female artists of African origin created the highest-energy moments in Phillips’s summer sale in London Thursday. } .addClass( 'slideIn' + upOrDown ); function setCookie(cname, cvalue, expMinutes, prefix) { if (!found) { while (c.charAt(0)==' ') { script.integrity = "sha256-hVVnYaiADRTO2PzUGmuLJr8BLUSjGIZsDYGmIJLv2b8="; h = Math.max(document.documentElement.clientHeight, window.innerHeight || 0), Inspired by the arid landscape of New Mexico and Zen Buddhism and Taoism, she sought to capture the innocence and simplicity of everyday life. She sold the biggest number of works in 2018 - 23, while in 2019, she sold 9. Male artists have dominated auction results for as long as auctions have existed, but according to a new report, women are winning out in the field in at least one respect. }, })(); artnet and our partners use cookies to provide features on our sites and applications to improve your online experience, including for analysis of site usage, traffic measurement, and for advertising and content management. * There is probably no need to call this directly - use setNewsletterCookie(). Analyzing and deconstructing photographs, she creates some of the most exciting stuff that the art scene has seen for quite some time. $modal.css({ // Append ouibounce to page The auction house unveils a selection of 21 works by female artists from the 16th through the 19th centuries. Born in a family of artists and having lived among different cultures, she was exposed to various art disciplines since a young age. setTimeout(function(){ script.crossorigin = "anonymous"; var $ = window.jQuery; + '
' Spider IV from 1997 went for $12,800,000 at Sotheby's New York in 2017, while the hammer price for Spider II from 1995 was $10,000,000 at Christie's New York in 2017; among others. It seems that women artists are finally getting their long-overdue recognition, as the market for their work doubled over the past decade. link.href = fileName; A British contemporary artist, Cecily Brown embraces both representational and abstract elements, creating sensual depictions of figures and nudes. // dataType: 'json', if(valid){ + '' } The contract also serves as a piece of conceptual art itself. Want to stay ahead of the art world? var $modal = $('#ouibounce-modal'); + '<\/i>' Her most expensive work ever sold is Spider from 1997, sold for $28,000,000 at Christie's New York in 2019; followed by another Spider from 1997, sold for $25,000,000 at Christie's New York in 2015. if (getCookie(cookieNames[i]).length) { $modal[0], { )+([a-zA-Z0-9]{2,4})+$/ These auction results reflect the growing power of diversity in the art market. } o[this.name] = this.value || ''; if (window.jQuery) { $10m-$15m). return ""; // Extends jQuery with a function to serialize to JSON Top 20 Female Artists by Auction Turnover in 2018. The gender trap. + '
' Bullish results for good examples by women artists stood out, such as a £19,500 work by the Cumbrian artist Sheila Fell and a new auction record for Olwyn Bowey at £7400. if (!expirationMinutes) { googletag.pubads().setTargeting("width", w), googletag.pubads().setTargeting("height", h), 1 == isnewsletter && googletag.pubads().setTargeting("isfirstpage", ['Y', pagetypeforce] ) // ------------------------------------------------------------------- if (jQuery(window).width() > 619) { Her most expensive works are Suddenly Last Summer from 1999, sold for $5,800,000 at Sotheby's New York in 2018; Night Passage from 1999, sold for $3,391,707 at Christie's London in 2019; The Skin Of Our Teeth from 1999, sold for $3,364,625 at Sotheby's London in 2018; and Have You Not Known, Have You Not Heard [Triptych] from 2011, sold for $3,100,000 at Sotheby's New York in 2019; among others. if (c.indexOf(name) == 0) { for(var i = 0; i '; link.rel = 'stylesheet'; Her most expensively sold paintings in auction are Black Ground (Deep Light) from 2006, sold for $4,713,405 at Sotheby's Hong Kong in 2019; Rise Of The New Suprematists from 2001, which went for $4,000,000 at Sotheby's New York in 2019; Conjured Parts (Dresden) from 2007, hammer price $2,800,000 at Sotheby's New York in 2018; and Arcade from 2005, sold for $2,500,000 at Sotheby's New York in 2019. // Submit the form found = true; if (typeof ouibounce !== 'undefined') { Jenny Saville broke a record in 2018 when her painting sold for $10,9 million in auction at Sotheby's London, earning her the title of the most expensive living female artist. //if any of these cookies are found, we don't show the modal. In 2018, the Top 5 artists (by auction turnover) born after 1978 include three women. There is opportunity for repositioning as artists move between auction house categories. //hide on mobile phones } + '