It is beyond a doubt that female artists have had a strong year, both in the studio and at auction.
Compared to our look over the past ten years, 2015 brings some new faces into the mix, as conceptual wunderkind Tauba Auerbach joins painters Paula Rego and Beatriz Milhazes on the hallowed list of heavy hitters at auction. Using data drawn from theartnet Price Database, it appears that Cady Noland maintains the top spot with her sale of Bluewald (1989) in May, and Yayoi Kusama‘s NO. RED B (1960) sale keeps her solidly in second place.
With its mix of painting, sculpture, photography, and installation, our list below shows a very talented pool of eclectic, and expensive, works by living female artists.