First public art exhibition in Carmen Herrera’s 70+ year career includes three new works

On July 11, Public Art Fund opened Estructuras Monumentales, the first major exhibition of outdoor sculptures by the Cuban-born, New York-based artist Carmen Herrera (b. 1915, Havana, Cuba) in her seven-decade career. Featuring three newly-realized sculptures based on historic designs and two sculptures never before seen in the U.S., Estructuras Monumentales enlivens City Hall Park with five works at a monumental scale, ranging from seven feet in height to over 12 feet in width. Known for her vibrant, abstract geometric paintings, Herrera began conceiving her Estructuras series — the physical manifestation of her painted forms in three dimensions — in the 1960s. The resulting aluminum structures feature strong lines and forms, with bold monochromatic colors that complement the civic environment. The vivid red, blue, green, and yellow

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