Carmen Herrera | Lougher Contemporary

Carmen Herrera

Carmen Herrera, who is reported to have sold her first painting at the age of 89, was mostly unknown and unseen until 2009, when a large-scale survey of her work opened in the U.K. and she was deemed "the find of a decade" by the Observer.

Now 104 years old, Herrera's geometric, hard-edged abstract paintings, influenced by her university degree in architecture and singularly focused on the interactions of space and colour, prefigure the Op Art and Minimalism of artists like Ellsworth Kelly, Frank Stella, and Kenneth Noland. Herrera exhibited with Josef Albers, Sonia Delaunay, and Jean Arp in postwar Paris but could not gain a foothold after moving to the U.S. amid the peak of Abstract Expressionism. She was a close friend of Abstract Expressionist Barnett Newman.

Her print market is still relatively immature but given how few prints she has produced in her career we are delighted to be able to offer you here an opportunity to add a rare and affordable artwork by a now blue chip artist.