Hidden Gems – Jenny Saville, RA: Highest paid living (female) artist

Every Monday The Carat Soup shines a spotlight on hidden gems: extraordinary women in the world of gemstones, jewellery and arts.

As of Friday 5th October 2018, Jenny Saville became the highest paid living (female) artist. When Propped, her self-portrait sold at Sotheby’s in London, for GBP£9.5 million/USD$12.4 million.
Courtesy of Sotheby’s.

The whole saga and OTT art news that happened over the weekend overshadowed this somewhat. Yet, we have to celebrate this Work which was completed in 1992. That’s the reason Jenny is this week’s Hidden Gem.