The idea of attending auction house exhibitions has always made me feel like an imposter: "Am I really allowed to be here, even though there is no conceivable way I will possibly be able to bid?!" The answer is a resounding yes, of course, and it's one I'm going to listen to so that I might attend Sotheby's "Cherchez la femme: Women and Surrealism" show without guilt. It includes rare works by Toyen, Tanning, Carrington, and more fantastic and fantastical female artists. Then again, maybe we should pool our resources and buy the above beauty, no?
Cherchez la femme: Women and Surrealism
September 15 - October 17, 2015
Sotheby’s is thrilled to announce Cherchez la femme: Women and Surrealism, a private selling exhibition celebrating the women artists at the heart of the Surrealist milieu. Few artistic movements afforded such a prolific and revolutionary role for women across fine art, literature, photography, film, fashion and performance, yet scholars and collectors alike typically define Surrealism in terms of its male participants. This fall in New York, Sotheby’s will bring together over fifty world-class examples by international female Surrealists, both famed and obscure, and introduce a new generation of collectors to the mysterious and seductive world of these extraordinary artists.
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