The Challenges Female Artists Face Mid-Career.
A good long read about why it’s so exhausting to participate in the art world. Especially if you are a woman.
“Being an artist now is…almost 50 percent celebrity-ness and charm, and in order to get past that, you have to have really strong work,” said Fox. “Men’s charm, aka sexiness, lasts up until they’re 55, whereas women aren’t sexy after 40, 45, and there’s a huge flirtation thing that goes on in the art world that has to do with charming curators.”
So not appealing really.