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22 Jan 2024

Female Artists Break Auction Records in 2023

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In 2023, female artists such as [Joan Mitchell](https://awarewomenartists.com/en/artiste/joan-mitchell/), whose auction revenue jumped from $67 million to $130 million, [outperformed many male artists](https://www.semafor.com/newsletter/01/16/2024/semafor-flagship?utm_source=nowshare&utm_medium=flagship&utm_campaign=flagshipnumbered9#k) at auction. Georgia O'Keeffe's '[Jimson Weed/White Flower no.1](https://www.georgiaokeeffe.net/jimson-weed-white-flower.jsp)' sold for $44.4M, leading the list of the year's most expensive works by women, with other noted sales including pieces by Frida Kahlo at $34.9M and Louise Bourgeois at $32M. This surge propelled women up the rankings in the Artnet Price Database of top 500 valuable artists.