Sheila Hicks Rediscovered
Art Market | Born in Nebraska in 1934, Sheila Hicks is an American artist and tutelary figure of the Fiber Art movement of the 60s and 70s. A contemporary re-reading of art history has led to a recent market rediscovery of the artist and her work.
A study of auction prices between 2003 and 2008 shows a 2,282.95% increase. In 2003, the work Hieroglyph (1964), estimated between 850.00 and 1,275.00 euro, sold for 862.75 euro in a sale at Phillips de Pury New York, while in 2008 a similar work Maquette (1967), estimated between 10,112.59 and 12,640.74, sold for 20,541.20 euro at Phillips de Pury London.
Since the 2000s, Sheila Hick’s renown has grown through a series of prestigious exhibitions : Elles@centrepompidou in 2010, the Sao Paulo Biennial in 2012, […]
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