Morisot Painting Sets Auction Record for Female Painter, Underlines Gender Gap in Market Value

February 8th, 2013

Berthe Morisot, Après le Dejeuner, via ForbesThe sale of Berthe Morisot’s Après le déjeuner for £6,985,250 at Christie’s Modern Art Auction this week has set a new record for female painters.  The record highlights a major difference in market value between male and female painters, with top sales for male artists far beyond that sales range.  While institutions like the Museum of Modern Art have pushed for more equitable status for female artists, some speculate that monied interests have still not caught up in appreciation of contemporary female artists.

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