The January ARTnews features an article written by Ann Landi titled Shaping Up. It investigates and celebrates how Carmen Herrera finally found recognition after seven decades of art practice. According to Herrera: “Nobody paid any attention to women. The men always found a place, but the women had to fight, and they did fight- very, very hard.”
A dealer once came to her studio and said: “Carmen, I want you to know that you can paint circles around the artists I have, but I’m not giving you a show because you are a woman. The men have families to support.”
Today Carmen Herrera is 95 years old, represented by Frederico Seve Gallery in New York and her large canvases sell up to $65,000.
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