Our Selection of Artworks You Can Own on International Women's Day!

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March 8, 2018

For more than a century, people around the world have been marking the International Women's Day. It is a day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women, commemorating the movement for women's rights.

It is a time to reflect on progress made and celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history, earning women all around the world rights that we today take for granted. But it is also a time to call for change and consider how to accelerate the gender equality and the empowerment of women we strive for - one of the greatest human rights challenges in our world.

To celebrate this important day, we have compiled a list of works made by women and inspired by women that you can own right now!

Mwamba Chikwemba - Women’s Identity X, 2016

A talented artist from Zambia, Mwamba Chikwemba deals with women's identity in her work. The artist herself points out that she wants the viewer to see that there is more in a women´s life than traditional roles and that women are equally capable as men and should dare acting accordingly.

In the painting Women's Identity X from 2016, Chikewemba has portrayed a praying woman. Here the artist wonders what happens when a woman prays. As she explains, a woman knows she has enough strength for her journey, but a praying woman knows it’s in her journey, where she will gain her strength.

See more information about this work here.

Casper Faassen - Woman in Front

A visual artist from The Netherlands, Casper Faassen has developed a unique style that combines photography with painted layers in his work, bringing together the opposition of eternality and decay between the subject of his work and its fleeting physical form.

As in other of his works, Faassen portrays a woman in Woman in Front as an aesthetic archetype. Adding a layer that creates a distance between the admirer and the subject, the artists highlights a sense of longevity.

See more information about the work here.

Francine Tint - Far Away Woman, 2016

A New York-based abstract painter, Francine Tint creates works that are emotionally visceral, concentrating on color and motion. By utilizing color, light and surface, her art expresses a unique sense of life and energy.

In the work Far Away Woman from 2016, we see Tint's distinct brushwork that is agitated, flustered, vehement, and even aggressive, with short, sharp, staccato bursts of color. With this work, the artist continues to push the boundaries of the medium.

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Salvador Dali - Girl with torch, 1968

In the work of Salvador Dali, women have always served as an important source of inspiration. During the Surrealist period, his portrayal of women varied, at times imbued with a disturbing eroticism, at others, evoking maternal and the “eternal feminine” interpretations based on mythological figures.

The work Girl with Torch from 1968 is part of the series Ler Amours de Cassandre. In 1967, Dali was commissioned by Pierre Argillet to create a series of etchings to illustrate Pierre Ronsard's collection of poems Les Amours de Cassandre, first published in 1950. Inspired by this dreamlike poetry, Dali expressed his ideas of fantasy and the unconscious mind through the working of themes such as love, death, the passing of time and the cycle of nature. 

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FAILE - Get Acquainted With A Faile Girl, 2006

An artistic collaboration between Patrick McNeil and Patrick Miller, FAILE is known for a wide-ranging multimedia practice recognizable for its explorations of duality through a fragmented style of appropriation and collage. Constantly evolving in their unique artistic style, the duo often chooses forms of expression that seem contradictory.

The piece Get Acquainted With A Faile Girl from 2006 was created as part of their participation in the Tiger Translate group show in Shanghai, China in 2006. Initially meant to be available at the exhibition, the work did not pass the Cultural Censor and was banned from China.

See more information about the work here.

Banksy - Girl with Balloon (red)

Constantly in the media, but not always out of his own volition, Banksy is among the contemporary creatives that grew into urban legends. Always the topic of conversation, controversy, or even politics, he seems to be omnipresent and everything he does is immediately in the spotlight.

Banksy's Girl with Balloon is one of his most recognizable images. The heart-shaped balloon seems to represent the hopes and dreams that we all have in our mundane lives, or even our love for life or the loss of innocence.

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James Rosenquist - Woman in the Sun, 1991

A key figure in the Pop Art movement, James Rosenquist is best known for his epic collage paintings of enigmatically juxtaposed fragmentary images sourced mainly from advertisements and mass media. He is celebrated for an outstanding articulation of political and social issues in his works.

The color lithograph from 1991 Woman in the Sun is part of the prominent museum collections, including National Gallery of Australia, Tate London, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

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Shepard Fairey - Revolution Woman, 2005

An American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene, Shepard Fairey is best known for his Obey series, a street art project and an experiment in phenomenology.

The work Revolution Woman from 2005 demonstrates Fairey's typical graphic and street-art inspired aesthetic, as well as his politically charged topics in his characteristic use of red and black. Recontextualizing a 1968 Chinese cultural revolution poster, the artist paid homage to the Communist agitprop imagery prominent throughout his oeuvre.

See more about the work here.

Mel Ramos - Wonder Woman, 2010

Devoted to the female nude, the art of Mel Ramos elevated the traditional subject matter to new and engaging heights. Both provocative and humorous, his seductive works celebrated aspects of popular culture as represented in mass media.

The work Wonder Woman is one of his recent works. Using the iconic figure of Wonder Woman, the artist renders her bodacious curves with a graphic realism that recalls advertising imagery. 

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