by Claudia Herstatt
Even in the fifteenth century, Agnes, wife of Albrecht Durer,had involved in his husband's art business.Today, there are so many kinds of women in art business. The author divides them as pioneers (Anneli Juda, Denise René, Ileana Sonnabend, Antonina Gmurzynska ),power women (Marian Goodman, Luisa Strina, Bärbel Grässlin, Helga de Alvear, Hyunsook Lee, Ursula Krinzinger, Janelle Reiring/ Helene Winer, Eva Pressenhuber, Babara Gladstone, Juana de Aizpuru, Monika Sprüth/ Philomene Magers, Filomena Soares, Ilona Anhava, Maureen Paley, Giti Nourbakhsch, Nina Menocal. Chantal Crousel, Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Atsuko Koyanagi, Elena Selina, Pearl Lam), climbers(Karin Guenther, Suzy Shammah, Catherine Bastide, Ellen de Bruijne, Sorcha Dallas).
In this book, we can see how did they operate their galleries in the different times(in the midst of economic crisis or the turmoil of war)? For what reason did they found their galleries? And how do their feminine characteristic form the culture of gallery?