(Women) Artists, our auction sale dedicated to female artists across the centuries, spans over 400 years. From Old Masters to the 21st century, the auction is led by Cecily Brown’s Twice Told Tales II and includes work by key artists from throughout history, many of whom have been categorised or marginalised over time. Encompassing works by the likes of Lavinia Fontana, Rachel Ruysch, Dame Laura Knight, Berthe Morisot, Dorothea Tanning, Dame Elisabeth Frink, Cindy Sherman, Dame Magdalene Odundo and Helen Frankenthaler among others, the auction will explore the art historical contributions and personal stories of these artists across 400 years.
Celebrating 400 Years of (Women) Artists
A New Materiality
A History of (Women) Artists
Portrait, wearing a white shirt and brown jacket
Portion of Old Somerset House, occupied by the Royal Academy, wood-engraving
Danseuse de corde
Students of the Royal Academy Schools, circa 1906
International Congress of Women in 1915
Begegnung mit dem Wesensfremden (Encounter with the Strange Being)
Photograph of Lillie P. Bliss, c. 1924; Mary Quinn Sullivan; Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (Mrs. John D. Rockefeller Jr.), 1922
Dame Laura Knight, R.A., R.W.S.
The Flower (The Gift)
Groupe de six jeunes femmes
1946 Georgia O’Keefe retrospective, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Height: 31.8cm., 12 1/2 in.
Executed in 1956 in an edition of six.
Projet de decoration pour l'un des Pavillon de l'Exposition Internationale de Paris 1937
February 8th. 1987
Linda Nochlin in Paris 1978
Study for "Wishing it were true"