Artnet: Sarah Coscone

The artist and philanthropist’s organization has given out $5.5 million in grants to artists aged over 40. It’s been a wild few days for 77-year-old artist Susan Unterberg, who has revealed that she is the founder and funder of the Anonymous Was a Womanawards, which since 1996 have provided some 220 female artists over the age of 40 with $25,000 unrestricted grants—a total of $5.5 million.

“Oh my God—the reaction has been overwhelming! Who would have guessed?” Unterberg tells artnet News. She came forward on Friday in an interview with the New York Times, since which she has been getting hundreds of emails. “And this is really funny: On my own Instagram I went from 40 followers to well over 1,000,” she says… Read more

Image: Susan Unterberg | Photo by Patrick McMullan