Louise Bourgeois in 1990 with her marble sculpture Eye to Eye (1970) Photo by Raimon Ramis Louise Bourgeois
In Issue 4 of the Special Edition of The Art Basel Fair Edition of The Art Newspaper, Iwan Wirth, of Hauser and Wirth, is quoted as saying, "Female artists as a whole are shockingly undervalued by the market." He further elucidates, "In May, Lucian Freud became the priciest living artist at $33.6 m and Louise Bourgeois became the priciest living female artist at €2.9m [$4.6m—at Christie’s, Paris, on 27 May.] It is not my mission, but it occurred to me again, on the back of these records, how far female artists have to go."
I doubt that change is going to come about in our life time. Perhaps we need to follow the lead of women authors and consider selling our work under pseudonyms?