Age is just a number. Carmen Herrera, one of the world’s most pioneering artists, born May 31st 1915 in Havana, Cuba, is still an actively working painter...
To commemorate not only her renowned life’s work but longevity in her trade, a presentation of fifty of her most iconic works, encompassing more than four decades, will be put on show at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.
Employing a symbolic distilled palette of just two or three colours for each piece, Herrera’s work is a spectacular example of simplistic techniques refined with artistic elegance and control.
Beginning with early abstractions from her time residing in Paris after World War II, where she forged the signature geometric, hard edged style that she has become so renowned for; the collection is an extremely rare insight to the artistic development of Herrera.
Embarking on a journey through a life’s work, the exhibition will include a specially selected collection of her most cherished pieces, including bespoke gatherings from her exemplary Blanco y Verde series alongside her more recent paintings, drawings and three-dimensional works.
Representing Herrera’s first solo museum presentation in New York since the 1998 exhibition of El Museo del Barrio; it is a quintessential time to applaud, appreciate and admire one of the most iconic figures in modern art.
But if a trip across the pond is out of reach; the Carmen Herrera exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue of the entire timeless collection to be enjoyed for years and years to come.
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