Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight
Cuban-born artist Carmen Herrera (b. 1915) has painted for more than seven decades, though it is only in recent years that she has gained international prominence. This handsome companion book to an exhibition at the Whitney offers the first sustained examination of her early career from 1948-78, which spans the art worlds of Havana, Paris, and New York.
Essays consider the artist's early studies in Cuba, her involvement with the Salon des Realites Nouvelles in post-war Paris, and her groundbreaking New York output, as well as situate her work in the context of a broader Latin American avant-garde art. An essay by Dana Miller considers Herrera's New York work of the 1950s through the 1970s, when Herrera was arriving at and perfecting her signature style of hard edge abstraction. Personal family photographs from Herrera's archive enrich the narrative, and a chronology addressing the entirety of her life and career features additional documentary images. Over 80 works are illustrated as colour plates, making this book the most extensive representation of Herrera's work to date.
- Author: Dana Miller, Curator and Director of the Collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art
- Hardcover: 208 pages
- Date published: October 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0300221862
- Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 25.4 cm