I just finished reading Malcom Gladwell’s Blink, an incredible book about how we think and make decisions. (See "Books" on the left.)
There is a section in the book that discusses fairly recent changes to how musicians audition for symphony orchestras. Over the past 30 years, most venues have adopted a "blind" audition, in which the musician auditions behinds a screen. Since this has become common, the number of women playing in symphonies has risen by 500%!
I wonder what would happen if women visual artists were nameless and faceless? Or, as has been the case with at least a handful of well-known artists, if they adopted male names?