Encuentros para plata dorada
signed and numbered ‘Carmen Herrera Chus Burés 2/6’ and stamped '925' (on the reverse)
gold-plated matte silver brooch/pendant
2⅞ x 2⅞ in. (7.3 x 7.3 cm.)
Executed in 2012 in a limited edition of six

Lot Essay

Cuban-born abstract painter Carmen Herrera began her career studying sculpture and architecture during her adolescence in Havana. It wasn’t until she left Cuba in the late 30s and arrived in New York, that she devoted herself solely to the medium of painting. Color is at the core of Herrera’s paintings, but there is always a certain architectural element to her works as well. Encuentros para plata dorada, or “encounters with gilt silver” presents a wearable version of Herrera’s art. Worn either as a brooch or pendant, this piece bears the same exquisite minimalism of color and form that has earned Herrera international recognition as a true trailblazer in 20th century painting.
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