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Paddle8 announced their latest Post-War and Contemporary Auction Featuring a Focus on Women Artists. Works by artists offered in the sale include Joan Mitchell, Mickalene Thomas, Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin, Jenny Holzer, Shirin Neshat, Elizabeth Murray, Sarah Sze, Pipilotti Rist, Kiki Smith, Helen Pashgian, Ida Ekblad, Cecily Brown, Tauba Auerbach, Dana Schutz, and a special commissioned portrait by Catherine Opie amongst many others. The sale presents Paddle8’s latest installment of focused Post-War and Contemporary Auctions, which feature curated works around a singular theme. The auction aims to celebrate works by female artists and to challenge the male dominated post-war and contemporary art canon. "We are thrilled that a wider movement in the art market giving female artists prominence is gaining

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