Busca entre más de 100 millones de objetos vendidos en nuestra base de datos

Cerulean – Carmen Herrera
Vendido
Cerulean – Carmen Herrera
Vendido

Sobre el objeto

Carmen Herrera\nCerulean\nacrylic on canvas, in artist's frame\n69 x 68 1/2 in. (175.3 x 174 cm.)\nPainted in 1965.
US
NY, US
US

notes

“My quest is for the simplest of pictorial resolutions.” Carmen HerreraAt age 101, Carmen Herrera is having a moment. Closely associated with other masters of geometric abstraction such as Frank Stella and Ellsworth Kelly, Herrera is currently the subject of a retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art – long overdue recognition of the artist’s significance in the art historical canon.Cerulean, 1965, is a pristine example of Carmen Herrera’s seven-decade career. Describing her paintings as “cut in space,” Cerulean incorporates two of Herrera’s most significant artistic discoveries: the hand-painted frame and the dynamic diamond shape, which creates a feeling of three dimensional projection and levitation of form. As the curator Dana Miller wrote: “The shapes and mechanics of balance vary from composition to composition…They slip between two and three dimensions, and that tension is the source of tremendous power. . .Had acrylic paint not arrived at the exact moment she was refining her process, she would not have created works of such precision, and had she not acquired elementary architectural drafting skills, she would not have been able to render three-dimensional structures…she was at various points in the right place, but before her time….we are now playing catch-up to her, acknowledging today what should have been obvious and valued half a century ago.” (Dana Miller, Carmen Herrera, Lines of Sight, exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2016, p. 35-37)The Cuban-born Herrera, who studied in Paris and exhibited alongside Piet Mondrian, eventually settled in New York in the 1950s, befriending Barnett Newman, Leon Polk Smith and Wilfredo Lam. While Cuba would remain central to her identity, she hasn’t returned since 1963. With her brother imprisoned and her mother ill, her output dropped dramatically. But starting in 1965, the year of the present lot, Herrera began a remarkable resurgence by expanding her hard-edge abstract vocabulary into shaped canvases of circles and diamonds. Most likely, Herrera was responding to the trauma of leaving Cuba behind by creating soothing abstract compositions. Herrera’s early interest in wood carving and architecture clearly informed her signature style. Calling architecture her “first love,” the discipline contributed to the three dimensional structure of her canvases, whose sides are always painted, lifting them away from the wall. Herrera painted every edge or handmade slated frame, as seen in Cerulean. By incorporating hand-painted “framing” as part of her process, Herrera prevented poor framing choices that could have been made by collectors or galleries. The first canvas with a slated frame was an Untitled piece from 1952, which now resides as part of The Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection.

title

Cerulean

medium

Acrylic on canvas, in artist's frame

signed

Painted in 1965.

creator

Carmen Herrera

condition

Please note the dimensions for this painting are taken as the artist intended the work to be installed, as a rhombus. The dimensions of the square are 48 3/4 x 48 5/8 in. (123.8 x 123.5 cm.) This painting is in very good condition. There are a few pinpoint losses at the inner edges of the white bands, possibly as a result of the artist's practice, visible only upon very close inspection. There is no evidence of in-painting visible under ultraviolet light. The work is framed in an original artist's painted wood frame. The frame exhibits some scattered areas of accretion on the inner and outer edges visible only upon very close inspection. There are a few small losses to the extreme edge of the frame, concentrated at the corners.

dimensions

69 x 68 1/2 in. (175.3 x 174 cm.)

literature

Carmen Herrera: Lines of Sight, exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2016, p. 164 (illustrated titled as Cerulean Blue)

provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner


*Tenga en cuenta que el precio no se recalcula al valor actual, es el precio final real en el momento que fue vendido.

*Tenga en cuenta que el precio no se recalcula al valor actual, es el precio final real en el momento que fue vendido.

Subastas actuales similares

Carmen

Carmen

Precio fijo
3,157 EUR

Carmen II

Carmen II

Precio fijo
1,442 EUR

Carmen I

Carmen I

Precio fijo
1,443 EUR

Carmen III

Carmen III

Precio fijo
1,443 EUR

Cuore from Instructions

Cuore from Instructions

Precio fijo
541 EUR

Fiction

Fiction

Precio fijo
6,765 EUR

Venecia

Venecia

Precio fijo
5,412 EUR

Narcissus from Instructions

Narcissus from Instructions

Precio fijo
541 EUR

Flowers on Ochre

Flowers on Ochre

Precio fijo
406 EUR

White Flower Still Life

White Flower Still Life

Precio fijo
406 EUR

Still Life with Paintbrush

Still Life with Paintbrush

Precio fijo
406 EUR


Anuncio
Anuncio

Vendidos

Parasol
Vendido

Parasol

Resultados de subastas
2,779,188 EUR

Blanco y Verde
Vendido

Blanco y Verde

Resultados de subastas
2,344,365 EUR

Nu au collier, or Carmen l’Algérienne
Vendido

Nu au collier, or Carmen l’Algérienne

Resultados de subastas
1,517,125 EUR

Untitled (Orange and Black)
Vendido

Untitled (Orange and Black)

Resultados de subastas
1,011,582 EUR

Cerulean Blue Tree
Vendido

Cerulean Blue Tree

Resultados de subastas
725,040 EUR

Carmen
Vendido

Carmen

Resultados de subastas
479,232 EUR

Physichromie No. 1838
Vendido

Physichromie No. 1838

Resultados de subastas
424,710 EUR

Untitled – Carmen Herrera
Vendido

Untitled – Carmen Herrera

Resultados de subastas
426,856 EUR

Basque, 1965 – Carmen Herrera
Vendido

Basque, 1965 – Carmen Herrera

Resultados de subastas
396,796 EUR

Madonna and Child (Nuestra Señora del Carmen)
Vendido

Madonna and Child (Nuestra Señora del Carmen)

Resultados de subastas
321,970 EUR

William Paterson Ewen 1925 - 2002 Canadian acrylic
Vendido