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Herrera may not be in her prime but her career is going gangbusters.Herrera is not a big talker. She does not like to discuss her art, or what it might mean, and rarely gives interviews. This was particularly hurtful to Herrera because it came from another woman.While she hasn't changed, the world around her has, says Tony Bechara, a Puerto Rican artist who is her neighbor and has been her friend for many years.Herrera thought she had forgotten her older paintings, but when she saw them it all came rushing back.London's Lisson Gallery, which has a branch in Chelsea, began to show Herrera's work 10 years ago.Herrera sold her first work in 2004 . Since then her works have been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, Washington D.C.'s Hirshhorn Museum, London's Tate Modern and the Whitney.They go for hundreds of thousands of dollars but that's far less than what is fetched by the works of Frank Stella, Ellsworth Kelly or Herrera's friend Barnett Newman. Shortly before turning 100, Herrera became a vegetarian.
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