The work by these several women artists articulate nearly every fathomable aspect of women's desire and socialization, either as it has been codified and perpetuated by women, or historically legislated and imposed on women by men.
The rise of feminism corresponds roughly with the expansion of the artworld to include women's production. This is a history that began predominantly in impelling women's art as an expression of the identification of women apart from men.
Two weeks ago, I attended an artist-direct auction at the studio of Ryan McGinness. The catalog specified that "the artist is the seller, and there is no auction house that will be taking a cut of the sale."