“Carmen Herrera is very possibly the oldest contemporary artist working today. What is extraordinary about Herrera is that ‘commercial success’ did not come until the early 2000s — after seven decades as an artist…” — Christie’s, 2014
The 100 years show is a truly inspirational story that shows – success may take time but it will come.
Carmen Herrera is a contemporary artist hailing from Cuba, the recognition for her work came only in the 2000s when she was nearly 90 years old – a whole seven decades after she started painting. At 102, she still paints every single day. She says she loves straight lines and geometrical shapes. Her paintings that are shown in the film are simple and famous for their minimalist design. A remarkable lady.
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Also published on Medium.