ART & DESIGN

Happy 100th, Carmen Herrera!

The artist celebrates her centennial.


Not only will Carmen Herrera turn 100 this Sunday, May 31, it also seems as though the artist could go the distance on another century. Take it from the ever-vigorous Cuban painter herself: A whiskey a day keeps the doctor away.

Herrera, who will have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum in 2016, is the subject of a new documentary currently screening at the Docaviv festival in Tel Aviv.

Young at Art

Carmen Hererra in her New York studio, with works in progress.

Photographer: Andreas Laszlo Konrath

Carmen Herrera’s Untitled, 2012. Courtesy of the artist and Lisson Gallery.

Lorraine O’Grady, 2014. Photo by Elia Alba.

O’Grady’s Art Is…(Troupe Front), 1983. Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York © 2015 (Lorraine O’Grady) / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

Betty Woodman’s Aztec Vase #13, 2011. Photograph by Eli Ping.

Woodman in her New York studio, 2009. Photograph by Katarina Jerinic.

Pierre Soulages, 2014. Photograph by ADAGP/Artists Rights Society, New York.

Michelle Stuart’s #7 Echo, 1973. Courtesy of Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York.

Barbara T. Smith with The Field Piece, 1968–1972, in 1971. Courtesy of the Artist, The Box, Los Angeles/Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York.

Sam Gilliam in his studio, Washington, D.C., 2013. Photograph by Stephen Frietch.

Gilliam’s Change, 1970. Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles.

Agnes Denes’s Wheatfield—a Confrontation, 1982. Courtesy of Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York.

A young Denes. Courtesy of Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York.

David Medalla, 2014. Courtesy of Venus Over Manhattan.

Medalla’s Cloud Canyons, 1963/2014. Courtesy of Venus Over Manhattan.

Lynn Hershman Leeson’s Plug, 1985. Courtesy of the artist/Bridget Donahue, NYC.

John Mason, 2015. Photograph by Roxanne Morganti.

Mason sculptures at his exhibit “Crosses, Figures, Spears, Torques,” at David Kordansky Gallery, in Los Angeles, 2013. Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles

Jack Whitten’s USA Oracle (Assassination of M.L. King), 1968. Courtesy of Alexander Gray Associates, New York.

Joan Semmel in front of her Skin Patterns, 2013. Photo by Elfie Semontan.

Melvin Edwards in New York, 2012, with his Curtain for William and Peter, 1969/2012. Courtesy of Alexander Gray Associates, New York.

Edwards’s E. C.’s View, 1979. Courtesy Alexander Gray Associates, New York © 2015 (Edwards’s E. C.) / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

Barbara Kasten’s Construct 32, 1986. Photograph by Constance Mensch.

Kasten in 2015 with her video installation Axis, 2015. Photograph by Constance Mensch.

Claude Rutault in New York, 2014, with his work A Saturday Morning on the Grande Jatte or at Port-en-Bessin, 2010. Courtesy of Galerie Perrotin.

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