Why Have There Been No Rich Women Artists? Examining the Gender Price Discount in the Contemporary Auction Market for Early Twentieth Century Mexican Avant-Garde Art
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Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Patrick Van Horn
2022 Lucy P Bloomstran
This paper examines the gender price discount for early twentieth-century Mexican avant-garde art in the contemporary auction market. A premium for art by men is established through the econometric analysis of a dataset of auction transactions taking place at major American and Mexican auction houses between 2000 and 2022. After this price discount for women’s art is established, a deep delve into gender discrimination in the creation and exhibition of Mexican Muralism and Surrealism is presented to provide possible art historical explanations for the results of the regression analysis.
Bloomstran, Lucy P., "Why Have There Been No Rich Women Artists? Examining the Gender Price Discount in the Contemporary Auction Market for Early Twentieth Century Mexican Avant-Garde Art" (2023). Scripps Senior Theses. 2195.
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