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    Portrait of the artist Carmen Herrera. At 97 she had her first major European gallery show. Photo by Adriana Lopez Sanfeliu.

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    CARMEN HERRERA: After six decades of no one showing any interest in her paintings Carmen Herrera finally sold her first work when she was 89. She’s now 96 with works in the collections of MoMA and Tate Modern. “I never in my life had any idea of money and I thought fame was a very vulgar thing. So I just worked and waited. And at the end of my life, I’m getting a lot of recognition, to my amazement and my pleasure, actually.” ArtExperienceNYC

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After six decades of very private painting, carmen herrera, cuban-born artist, sold her first artwork five years ago at age 89. She is now 96 with works in the collections of MoMA and Tate Modern.

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