All women masterpieces to be displayed in Mount Street
Mount Street Editions scheme aims to break down barriers in male-dominated art world
21 September, 2018 — By Tom Foot
There’s a Hole in the Sky Part 1, 2016 – by Helen Cammock
FOUR female artists exhibiting at the Frieze art fair have been commissioned to produce limited-edition prints celebrating women who have challenged the male-dominated art market since the 1980s.
The idea is to close the gender inequality gap with “contemporary masterpieces” that will be displayed and will be available to buy in Mount Street, Mayfair.
Helen Cammock, an award-winning artist, said she wanted her art to give a voice to those that have been marginalised.
As a black women in her 40s, she said that she had struggled to succeed in a middle-class, predominantly male-dominated industry. She said: “In this context, it feels important to be part of projects that are trying to do something visibly practical through action as well as thought.”
France-Lise McGurn, Renee So and Zadie Xa have also been selected for the “Mount Street Editions” scheme.
Mount Street, on behalf of Grosvenor, is collaborating with Frieze London on the project, which will see a “customised vehicle” parked in the Mayfair street displaying the artworks.
Ticket-holders can buy the prints over four days from October 4 with all proceeds going to two charities – Dress for Success and the Young Women’s Trust.