The auction, which will take place on February 11, will feature Germaine Richier, Carla Accardi and Yayoi Kusama as well as a host of others.

In a report by Bonhams, 19 women artists were in the top 500 artists sold in 2014, with just 3% of artworks that sold for over the one million dollar mark by female artists.

A standout lot in the sale is Germaine Richier's Le Cheval à Six Têtes, 1954-56, which is estimated to sell for £200 000-£300 000 ($285 700 to $428 550.)

Germaine Richier, Le Cheval à Six Têtes, 1954-56 Image via Bonham's Germaine Richier, Le Cheval à Six Têtes, 1954-56
Image via Bonham's

Bonham's senior director of Post-war and Contemporary Art, Ralph Taylor, commented: "Richier was one of the first female sculptors in the world to achieve critical acclaim within her lifetime, so it feels fitting that Le Cheval à Six Têtes, one of her most striking works, leads this pioneering section."

Yayoi Kunama Untitled, 1952 Image via Bonhams Yayoi Kunama Untitled, 1952
Image via Bonhams

Yayoi Kusama, one of the world's most expensive female artists at auction, will have a watercolour, ink and crayon on paper work feature in the auction.

Yayoi Kusama, Fireflies on the Water, 2002 Image via Whitney Museum of American Art, New York/ © Yayoi Kusama. Photograph by Jason Schmidt Yayoi Kusama, Fireflies on the Water, 2002
Image via Whitney Museum of American Art, New York/ © Yayoi Kusama. Photograph by Jason Schmidt

The auction is part of the art market's focus on female artists, which includes the Saatchi Gallery's Champagne Life, an all female exhibition, which is currently on show and the recently closed-down gender equality exhibition which was to take place in Beijing.

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