Artists, Meta-Practice

From the Economist: Top 10 most expensive post-war artists

The Economist’s blog post (“The Price of Being Female,” May 20, 2012) reveals the most expensive works of art sold. It compares the  top 10 works by male artists against the 10 top works by female artists. The differences are astounding. They created a table that’s data-rich; I wanted to see it visualized a bit more.

Each $ represents $1M.

10 Most Expensive Works by Female Artists:

$$$ Lee Krasner

$$$ Cindy Sherman

$$$$ Agnes Martin

$$$$ Eva Hesse

$$$$$ Yayoi Kusama

$$$$$$ Marlene Dumas

$$$$$$ Cady Noland

$$$$$$$$$ Joan Mitchell

$$$$$$$$$$ Louise Bourgeois

10 Most Expensive Works by Male Artists:

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Jeff Koons

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Willem de Kooning

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Jasper Johns

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Lucien Freud

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Yves Klein

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Roy Lichtenstein

$$$$$$$$$$$ Clyfford Still

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Andy Warhol

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Francis Bacon

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Mark Rothko


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