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Annie.

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on: August 31, 2014, 06:09:16 AM
Here is an interesting research article:

Why women succeed, and fails, in the Art
by Tyler Cowen
Journal of Cultural Economics.  00:1-21,1996

The paper from written by a professor at George Masson University VA, USA is available in PDF for free at:

https://www.gmu.edu/centers/publicchoice/faculty%20pages/Tyler/womeninthearts.pdf

Hope the above link will work easily.
Best wishes, Annie
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May lynn

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Reply #1 on: September 03, 2014, 11:25:30 AM
Dear Annie;

A very interesting paper by Tyler Cowen.

His 'Four Hypotheses' brings forth  points of
view to ponder/think about!!!!

I'll bookmark this one.

Thanks, for sharing.

May lynn


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Reply #2 on: December 11, 2014, 07:42:22 PM
One thing is right - the last line of the article..."Women traditionally have faced lower refund to investing their energies into art."

According to my portrait class teacher, 92 years old and a kick, she wished she never started signing her first name (Perietta) because people prefer to buy men's art.  One student actually asked, "Still today?"  Her answer was awesome.  First it came with a look, and then, "Oh, yes, even today."  She's very good, she should know.  And, I believe, it is still that way for everything else.
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Annie.

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Reply #3 on: December 11, 2014, 07:57:25 PM
It is indeed still true all across types of work, most visible is the scale difference in pay for equal jobs.  Art is no exception.   :'(

I was born in the 1950's and when I was a teen and a young woman, we were repetitively told that to succeed a woman must be twice as good as a man.  It was, although nothing fair, a good incentive to do our very best.

The difference is less now, at least in developped countries.  But we know that there are still part of the World where girls cannot get an education...

But not an excuse to stop learning and doing your best  :clap:
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #4 on: December 12, 2014, 05:32:03 AM
Depends on the demand for your work, not your gender.
http://nymag.com/nymetro/arts/art/11265/
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Reply #5 on: December 12, 2014, 06:06:25 AM
What an interesting article, Natalie. Thanks for sharing it.
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Reply #6 on: January 08, 2015, 06:22:33 AM
 :thankyou: For the article Natalie. Very interesting
Danielle
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Annie.

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Reply #7 on: January 08, 2015, 11:40:59 AM
Yes Natalie, this is a very interesting article.  Not often people have to sue to try to get a piece of art, isn't?   Julie Mehretu is definitively one of a kind.   But what about her attitude?
Cheers, Annie
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Reply #8 on: January 08, 2015, 07:16:35 PM
I haven't given her attitude any thought.  :confused:
I have enough on my plate with my own.  ;)
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Reply #9 on: January 08, 2015, 11:36:26 PM
 :2funny:
Cheers, Val

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Annie.

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Reply #10 on: January 09, 2015, 11:28:39 AM
What counts is that we all have a good and positive attitude at PB!   O0
Cheers, Annie
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