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  • ICAA Record ID
    822077
    TITLE
    Some reasons to love Carmen = Algunas razones para amar a Carmen / Gustavo Valdés
    IN

    ARS Atelier (Union City, NJ, USA). -- (Spring 1999)

    DESCRIPTION
    p. 19
    LANGUAGES
    English; Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Newspaper article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Valdés, Gustavo. "Some reasons to love Carmen = Algunas razones para amar a Carmen." ARS Atelier (Union City, NJ, USA), Spring 1999, 19.
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Synopsis

In this short bilingual essay, Gustavo Valdés highlights the importance of Cuban painter Carmen Herrera (b. 1915) as a harbinger in geometric abstraction, as well as the most senior Latino artist working in New York. Following a brief anecdote of how Valdés and Herrera became acquainted, the author goes on to analyze the formal qualities as well as the meaning that the artist conveys in her paintings. 

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The independent curator and art critic Gustavo Valdés, Jr. writes that Carmen Herrera’s work is contextualized within the framework of geometric abstraction, and as a Latina art practitioner in New York City going all the way back to the end of World War II.

Researcher
Tere Romo.
Team
Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
Credit
Courtesy of the private archives of Gustavo Valdés, Guttenberg, NJ