Lee Krasner the Painter: Bright Star in Her Own Right

Lee Krasner the Painter: Bright Star in Her Own Right

Thirty-three years after her passing, abstract expressionist Lee Krasner set a record for her legacy when her painting Shattered Light (1954) sold at Christie’s New York for $5.5 million. And just two years later in 2019, her painting The Eye is the First Circle (1960) shattered that record and doubled it when the painting sold for $11.65 million at […]

Women Representation in Art, Is It Changing?

Graffiti artist Miss Van in front of her work at Wynwood Walls in Miami

Women have been integral to the world of art for centuries. As innovators in artistic expression and the source of inspiration, it makes one wonder why despite outnumbering men at art school, remain underrepresented in the industry. The numbers don’t lie. In 2016, according to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services, 63% of undergraduates studying […]

Discovering the Undiscovered: Armory Show’s Focus This Year on African Art

The Armory Show is one of New York’s most famous and important international art fairs, offering high-quality modern and contemporary art with a focus on new and emerging voices in the visual arts world. 2016’s Armory Focus was African Perspectives—Spotlighting Artistic Practices of Global Contemporaries. It will examine the art world from a contemporary African […]

Fake Fur And Feminism: The Guerrilla Girls Are Fighting For Equality

The New York activists, the Guerrilla Girls' fight against discrimination in the art world. Image credit: Lois Greenfeld | Image source: dw.com

  In 1984, MoMA opened an exhibition, “An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture,” to showcase the most important contemporary artists in the world. In total, it included the works of 169 artists. Of those, 13 were female. In response, a group of 7 female artists donned gorilla masks to protest the gender bias […]