At 101, Carmen Herrera Looks Back At Her Astonishing Career

artnet News | Henri Neuendorf:

The inimitable artist Carmen Herrera turned 101 last week. Born in Cuba in 1915, she pursued her craft for over 60 years with little recognition from the mainstream art establishment, persevering out of a deep love for painting before being “discovered” by the market as an octogenarian. It was not until the age of 89 that she sold her first painting, and in her 90s prestigious museums such as MoMA, the Hirschhorn, and Tate Modern acquired her works, which are characterized by a hard-edge painting style applied in vivid colors… Read more

Image: Carmen Herrera in her New York studio. Photo courtesy of Jason Schmidt © Lisson Gallery