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28. 2. 2020

English version | Who runs the (art) world*

In 2009, art critic from British newspaper The Observer wrote about an exhibition at the Ikon Gallery, in Birmingham: “Carmen Herrera is the discovery of the year - of the decade… How can we have missed these brilliant compositions?” The journalist was referring to the extensive (and then unknown) work by the Cuban-American artist, who sold her first painting in 2004. At the time, she was 89 years-old. Now, at 104, and is unanimously considered one of the most brilliant voices of minimalism and abstractionism. Unfortunately, her story is not that rare.

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