Crumb Gallery #womeninart, the first art gallery in Europe dedicated exclusively to female artists, because solo exhibitions by women still make up no more than 25 per cent of the total. Crumb Gallery #womeninart because a work by a woman, in 2016, in Italy, was valued at 179 thousand euros, which is already a lot, while a work by a man, 4 million and 685 thousand euros. Crumb Gallery #womeninart because of the 15 artists represented in the galleries, 90 per cent are men. Crumb Gallery #womeninart because the galleries that exhibit only women, worldwide, can be counted on the fingers of one hand. Crumb Gallery #womeninart to close the gap between men and women in the world of contemporary art, with a space that promotes, spreads the word, supports and exhibits painting, sculptures, photography, installation and performance art by female artists.
In the 1980s, it was impossible for a female artist to survive on her art alone. Four decades have passed, but the female artist-market pairing is still very complicated: this is the reason behind the space exclusively for female artists. Crumb Gallery was founded by Rory Cappelli, Lea Codognato, Adriana Luperto and Emanuela Mollica.