By famous British art critic Brian Sewell:
“The art market is not sexist. . . The likes of Bridget Riley and Louise Bourgeois are of the second and third rank. There has never been a first-rank woman artist.
Only men are capable of aesthetic greatness. Women make up 50 per cent or more of classes at art school. Yet they fade away in their late 20s or 30s. Maybe it’s something to do with bearing children.” (Emphasis mine)
Um yeah. I guess we can’t surprised, since he’s compared women’s apparent incapacity to drive well with their artistry in the past.
I’d like to see him try to paint a fucking picture next to some great women artists of our time, like Frida Kahlo or Mary Cassatt. Anyone have favorite greats they’d like to share?
Thanks to Lynne for the link!