b'Carmen HerreraCarmen Herrera (19152022) was born in Havana, Cuba, where her parents were part of the intellectual circle of Cuba. She took private lessons in painting from the age of eight, and in 1938 studied architecture at the Uni-versidad de la Habana ; in 1939 she married an American and joined him in New York, where she continued her studies at The Art Students League. In 1948, the couple moved to Paris, where she exhibited alongside Theo van Doesburg, Max Bill, Piet Mondrian, and a younger generation of Latin American artists. This is when she developed her hard-edge abstract paint-ing. The couple returned to New York in 1953. Herrera was close to postwar abstract artists such as Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, and Leon Polk Smith. Her style has also been compared to the work of Ellsworth Kelly and Frank Stella. Still, for much of her career she received little recognition, having only one major solo show, in 1984. But around 2 000 her work started to be exhibited more often, leading to a retrospective at New Yorks Whitney Museum of American Art in 2016, when she had just turned 101 years old. Friday is part of the series Days of the Week. Each of the series seven works has just two colors, of which one is black. These bold geometric com-positions are extremely reduced, but still create ambiguous spaces. Exhibited in :Carmen Herrera, The 1970s : Part 2, Lisson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, April 15May 26, 2023Minimalism : Space Light Object, National Gallery Singapore and ArtScience Museum, Singapore, November 16, 2018April 14, 2019Carmen Herrera : Lines of Sight, K20 : Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Dsseldorf, December 2, 2017April 8, 2018Carmen Herrera : Lines of Sight, Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, February 4April 16, 2017Carmen Herrera : Lines of Sight, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, September 16, 2016January 9, 2017Carmen Herrera : A Retrospective 19511984, The Alternative Museum, New York, December 19, 1984January 19, 1985Literature /Press :Dana Miller, Carmen Herrera : Lines of Sight, New York : Whitney Museum of American Art, 2017, illustrated, p. 187Friday, 1978 Acrylic on canvas84 157.5106.7 cm'