Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Hold on by your fingertips
The Cuban-born artist Carmen Herrera in her Manhattan loft, surrounded by her art. After six decades of very private painting, she sold her first artwork five years ago at the age of 89.
"Paintings speak for themselves," Ms. Herrera said. Geometry and color have been the head and the heart of her work, she added, describing a lifelong quest to pare down her paintings to their essence, like visual haiku. Shown here, "Blanco y Verde" (1966), a canvas of white interrupted by an inverted green triangle.
New York Times