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Art Star: Carmen Herrera

After strolling past tons of art at The Armory Show last weekend, I walked by these striking color blocks which magnetically made me peek at the caption. The name read Carmen Herrera. Oh my god. A real Carmen Herrera, the Cinderella of the art world! If you don’t know much about this sweet lady, read The New York Times coverage on this Cuban creative mind who sold her first piece at 89 years old — after 60 years of painting at home secretly for the passion. The 97 year old art star is finally feeling the love. “I do it because I have to do it; it’s a compulsion that also gives me pleasure,” she said of painting. God bless Carmen.

(Photo & Text by Jauretsi) 

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