Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight

Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight

Matthew Carasella


Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues through Jan. 2 2016

Location Info:

Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort St.
New York, NY  10014
"Patience, dear, patience." Such was the advice the painter Carmen Herrera gave when asked in June to lend wisdom to young artists. She should know: She sold her first painting at the age of 89. Now, at 101, Herrera has landed a solo show at the Whitney, her first New York museum exhibition in almost twenty years. This modest survey of around fifty works examines how the Cuban-born hard-edge painter arrived at her rigid mature style, focusing particularly on the years 1948–1978. One especially noteworthy section looks at her time in Paris and includes works that have never before been publicly exhibited.
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