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Carmen Herrera – 5 degrees of freedom

Video of Carmen Herrera, her ideas, her work.

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Carmen Herrera at Lisson Gallery London

February 1 to March 3, 2012
Lisson Gallery
52-54 Bell Street
London, NW1 5DA

Cuban artist Carmen Herrera, pioneer of geometric abstraction and Latin American Modernism, will present her works (the most comprehensive exhibition in Europe) at the Lisson Gallery.

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Is Carmen Herrera influencing fashion?

Perusing fashion’s omnipresent color-blocking—a trend that surfaced in the fall/winter collections and which has only strengthened in the resort pieces now in stores and spring clothes due to arrive any minute—one can’t help but notice an effortless association between these architecturally inspired looks and a certain South Beach neighborhood. From bold color combi-nations to design treatments that are often decidedly linear in their graphics (what leaps to mind is the “engineered plaids” crafted by the always architecturally minded Narciso Rodriguez, who for resort was inspired by Cuban-American artist Carmen Herrera), do designers have the Art Deco District on their minds?

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Carmen Herrera in group show IMAGE TRANSFER, at MIT List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts

September 9, 2011–January 13, 2012

The Dean’s Gallery, the MIT Sloan School of Management

30 Memorial Drive, Building E60
Third Floor, Room 300
Cambridge, MA 02142

A number of technologies make it possible for an artist to produce multiple versions of an original design. Selected from the MIT List Visual Arts Center’s Permanent and Student Loan Art Collections, works in this exhibition highlight a range of image transfer techniques and consider how an artist’s choice of reproduction technology can operate in relation to the image reproduced.

Screenprinting is the image transfer technology used by a number of the artists in the exhibition, a process wherein a fine mesh-like screen is stretched across a frame, itself hinged to a baseboard, and a stencil is attached to the screen. A support such as paper is placed below the screen and a squeegee is used to push ink across the screen and to areas on the support not masked by the stencil. The empty intersections delineating Carmen Herrera’s works from 2009 makes plain the presence of the stencil in their construction; the prints do not represent themselves so much as establish connections with surrounding space and the process whereby they came into being. Mel Bochner’s Untitled, 1984, investigates the relationship of thinking, seeing, and drawing and how this can be held in tension with the mechanical repeatability of the screenprinting process. What appears to be erasing in the work is actually masking by the stencil, while the drips and irregularities makes evident the dimension of time—both human and technological—in the process of the work’s creation.

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Carmen Herrera, record at Sotheby’s Spring Latin American Sales

Mutual Art

NEW YORK, 26 May 2011 – “We are delighted with our total of $26.9 million – the second highest ever for Latin American Art at Sotheby’s” said Carmen Melián, Head of Latin American Art at Sotheby’s. “Throughout the evening sale we saw results that were consistent with the estimates we set with strong prices achieved for Rufino Tamayo, Fernando Botero, Wifredo Lam, Joaquín Torres-García and many others. Whist we were disappointed that the Frida Kahlo Self Portrait did not find a buyer last night, I am pleased to have sold it privately today. There was great excitement throughout the day sale where it was wonderful to see a series of strong prices for the women who did so much to advance abstraction in Latin American painting. These were led by Carmen Herrera whose 1965 painting West was one of 19 records that were set in the sale.”

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Carmen Herrera – Arratia Beer Gallery, Berlin

March 24 – April 23, 2011

Arratia, Beer Gallery

Berlin, Germany

Mehringdamm 55
D-10961, Berlin, Germany

Arratia, Beer Gallery in Berlin is very pleased to present the work of the Cuban artist Carmen Herrera. Born in 1915 in Havana, Carmen Herrera has worked consistently  since the late 1930’s. After studying at the School of Architecture of Havana, Herrera lived in Paris  during the postwar years  joining the vanguards circles of  geometric abstraction  and taking part in the exhibitions of the Salon des Nouvelles Réalités, along with Josef Albers, Jean Arp and Sonia Delaunay.
In 1954 Herrera established herself in  New York.

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Carmen Herrera – At 94, She’s the Hot New Thing in painting

The New York Times

December 19, 2009

by Deborah Sontag

Under a skylight in her tin-ceilinged loft near Union Square in Manhattan, the abstract painter Carmen Herrera, 94, nursed a flute of Champagne last week, sitting regally in the wheelchair she resents.

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Carmen Herrera: Is it a dream?

December 20, 2010

The Telegraph

by Helena de Bertodono

After a lifetime of anonymity, the 95-year-old Carmen Herrera is suddenly one of the world’s most collectible living artists.

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Another Energy: Power to Continue Challenging

Another Energy: Power to Continue Challenging is the latest exhibit at Mori Art Museum. The Japan-held showcase features the Cuban-American artist Carmen Herrera. The show includes eighteen international female artists within the age range of 71-105. Who said that women reach their prime in their youth? These artists are all in the peak of their career, especially Herrera who recently had her first solo exhibition. She was the ripe old age of 101. The visual artist best known for her minimalist work is the oldest participant at now 105. The exhibit asks the women full of wisdom to express the power to continue in difficult times. In other words, how does one as a culture survive through these challenging tribulations? A knowledge that can only come from experience is sought through the work.

“Amid the unprecedented condition of the world, perhaps the sight of 16 artists, who all have spent their lives walking their own paths with such immovable conviction, may offer us just the strength to tackle the ongoing challenges and to face the future with resilience and determination,” stated the museum.

The exhibition will remain open until September 26, 2021. The artists were not able to attend the opening in Japan due to the pandemic.

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Christie’s Latin American Show

May 29 and 30, 2013


20 Rockefeller Plaza,
New York, NY

Viewing Times:

May 25, 10am – 5pm
May 26, 1pm – 5pm
May 27, 10am – 5pm
May 28, 10am – 5pm
May 29, 10am – 12pm
Artists included are: Hugo Consuegra, Cundo Bermudez, Tomas Sanchez, Mario Carreño, Wilfredo Lam, Carlos Enriquez, Lolo Soldevilla, Carmen Herrera