In a recent interview with Der Spiegel, German artist and perennial provocateur Georg Baselitz claims that “women don’t paint very well,” as evidenced by the market’s failure to embrace women artists with the same fervor as it does men. In a bit of circular logic worthy of an M.C. Escher drawing, he goes on to concede that there are talented women painters, but that talent is more a hindrance than a virtue in painting. Within a few breaths, women have gone to not painting very well to painting too well.
Either way, they suck.