Trailblazing Women in Art History

Trailblazing women in the history of art such as Judy Chicago, Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman, Eva Hesse, Louise Bourgeois, Jenny Holzer and the guerilla girls, a group of women artists who came together right after the “International Survey of Contemporary Art” at MOMA when few women were included in the MOMA show. These are some of the pioneers in paving the way for today’s era of contemporary women artists!

Recently according to the Smithsonian magazine, Jenny Saville’s 1991 self-portrait “Propped” sold for $ 12.4 million. However, this record-breaking price still pales in comparison to the current living, male artist record held by Jeff Koons “Balloon Dog Orange” which sold for $58 million. Crazy isn’t it?

 
“Propped” by Jenny Saville  Image courtesy of Sotheby’s

“Propped” by Jenny Saville

Image courtesy of Sotheby’s

 
“Balloon Dog Orange” by Jeff Koons  Image courtesy of Sotheby’s

“Balloon Dog Orange” by Jeff Koons

Image courtesy of Sotheby’s

If you want to read more about trailblazing women in art history and their long-overdue, increasing recognition read the following link: “These Trailblazing Female Artists Are Finally Getting the Recognition they Deserve”