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Mimi Herbert

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Awakening, 2022

formed acrylic

40 1/4” x 40” x 18 1/2”
Awakening, 2022

formed acrylic

40 1/4” x 40” x 18 1/2”
Awakening, 2022

formed acrylic

40 1/4” x 40” x 18 1/2”
Awakening, 2022

formed acrylic

40 1/4” x 40” x 18 1/2”

Awakening, 2022

formed acrylic

40 1/4” x 40” x 18 1/2”

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Primavera, 2022

formed acrylic

43” (on diagonal) x 31 1/2” x 14 1/2” deep
Primavera, 2022

formed acrylic

43” (on diagonal) x 31 1/2” x 14 1/2” deep
Sculptures cooling on the forming table.
Beckie taking pictures
From Mimi: My team: Nan, Beckie, the twins, Liam and Aidan, and Danilo.
Holding the sculpture in place as it cools.
Mimi Herbert
Mimi Herbert
Mimi Herbert
Mimi Herbert
Primavera, 2022

formed acrylic

43” (on diagonal) x 31 1/2” x 14 1/2” deep
Primavera, 2022

formed acrylic

43” (on diagonal) x 31 1/2” x 14 1/2” deep

Installation View
Primavera, 2022

formed acrylic

43” (on diagonal) x 31 1/2” x 14 1/2” deep

Primavera, 2022

formed acrylic

43” (on diagonal) x 31 1/2” x 14 1/2” deep

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Kimono, 2022

formed acrylic

43” (on diagonal) x 38” x 11 1/2” deep

Kimono, 2022

formed acrylic

43” (on diagonal) x 38” x 11 1/2” deep

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Ocean Bloom, 2022

formed acrylic

43 1/2” (on diagonal) x 29” x 13” deep
Sculptures cooling on the forming table.
Nan and Mimi—holding the twist steady so it doesn’t move until it cools.
Mimi Herbert
From Mimi: My team: Nan, Beckie, the twins, Liam and Aidan, and Danilo
Mimi Herbert
Ocean Bloom, 2022

formed acrylic

43 1/2” (on diagonal) x 29” x 13” deep
Mimi Herbert
Ocean Bloom, 2022

formed acrylic

43 1/2” (on diagonal) x 29” x 13” deep

Ocean Bloom, 2022

formed acrylic

43 1/2” (on diagonal) x 29” x 13” deep

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Coral Reef, 2022

formed acrylic

42 1/2” (on diagonal) x 40 1/2” x 10” deep

Coral Reef, 2022

formed acrylic

42 1/2” (on diagonal) x 40 1/2” x 10” deep

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Winter, 2021

formed acrylic

29” x 25” x 9"
Winter, 2021

formed acrylic

29” x 25” x 9"
Winter, 2021

formed acrylic

29” x 25” x 9"

Winter, 2021

formed acrylic

29” x 25” x 9"

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Summer, 2021

formed acrylic

31” x 30” x 11 1/4”

Summer, 2021

formed acrylic

31” x 30” x 11 1/4”

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Couplet, 2020

formed acrylic

8 4/5" x 12" x 17"
Couplet, 2020

formed acrylic

8 4/5" x 12" x 17"
Couplet, 2020

formed acrylic

8 4/5" x 12" x 17"
Couplet, 2020

formed acrylic

8 4/5" x 12" x 17"
Couplet, 2020

formed acrylic

8 4/5" x 12" x 17"

#Corcoran1970s Installation View
Couplet, 2020

formed acrylic

8 4/5" x 12" x 17"

Installation View
Couplet, 2020

formed acrylic

8 4/5" x 12" x 17"

Installation View
Couplet, 2020

formed acrylic

8 4/5" x 12" x 17"

Couplet, 2020

formed acrylic

8 4/5" x 12" x 17"

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Blue Fold on Green, 2020

formed acrylic

Blue Piece 10 1/2” x 15 1/2” x 4 3/4” high
Green Piece 10 1/2” x 20 3/4” x 4 3/8” high
Blue Fold on Green, 2020

formed acrylic

Blue Piece 10 1/2” x 15 1/2” x 4 3/4” high
Green Piece 10 1/2” x 20 3/4” x 4 3/8” high
Blue Fold on Green, 2020

formed acrylic

Blue Piece 10 1/2” x 15 1/2” x 4 3/4” high
Green Piece 10 1/2” x 20 3/4” x 4 3/8” high
Blue Fold on Green, 2020

formed acrylic

Blue Piece 10 1/2” x 15 1/2” x 4 3/4” high
Green Piece 10 1/2” x 20 3/4” x 4 3/8” high

Blue Fold on Green, 2020

formed acrylic

Blue Piece 10 1/2” x 15 1/2” x 4 3/4” high
Green Piece 10 1/2” x 20 3/4” x 4 3/8” high

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Entanglement, c. 2021

formed acrylic

64” x 11 1/2” x 5” deep

Entanglement, c. 2021

formed acrylic

64” x 11 1/2” x 5” deep

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Black Fold with Twist, c. 2016

formed acrylic

22 1/2" x 15 1/2" x 10 1/2"
Black Fold with Twist, c. 2016

formed acrylic

22 1/2" x 15 1/2" x 10 1/2"
Black Fold with Twist, c. 2016

formed acrylic

22 1/2" x 15 1/2" x 10 1/2"
Black Fold with Twist, c. 2016

formed acrylic

22 1/2" x 15 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Black Fold with Twist, c. 2016

formed acrylic

22 1/2" x 15 1/2" x 10 1/2"

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Pink Duo, 2020

formed acrylic

Top Piece (#5) 10 7/8” x 12 7/8” x 2 3/4” deep
Bottom Piece (#4) 11” x 13” x 2 3/4” deep
Pink Duo, 2020

formed acrylic

Top Piece (#5) 10 7/8” x 12 7/8” x 2 3/4” deep
Bottom Piece (#4) 11” x 13” x 2 3/4” deep
Pink Duo, 2020

formed acrylic

Top Piece (#5) 10 7/8” x 12 7/8” x 2 3/4” deep
Bottom Piece (#4) 11” x 13” x 2 3/4” deep
Pink Duo, 2020

formed acrylic

Top Piece (#5) 10 7/8” x 12 7/8” x 2 3/4” deep
Bottom Piece (#4) 11” x 13” x 2 3/4” deep
Pink Duo, 2020

formed acrylic

Top Piece (#5) 10 7/8” x 12 7/8” x 2 3/4” deep
Bottom Piece (#4) 11” x 13” x 2 3/4” deep

Pink Duo, 2020

formed acrylic

Top Piece (#5) 10 7/8” x 12 7/8” x 2 3/4” deep
Bottom Piece (#4) 11” x 13” x 2 3/4” deep

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Pas de Trois, c. 2016

formed acrylic

82" x 42" x 21"

Pas de Trois, c. 2016

formed acrylic

82" x 42" x 21"

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Duece, 2020

formed acrylic

Blue piece: 57 1/2” x 10 1/2” x 5” deep;
Green piece: 55 1/2” x 9 5/8” x 4 1/4” deep

Duece, 2020

formed acrylic

Blue piece: 57 1/2” x 10 1/2” x 5” deep;
Green piece: 55 1/2” x 9 5/8” x 4 1/4” deep

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Embrace, 2015

formed acrylic

26 1/2" x 25 1/2" x 7 1/2"
Embrace, 2015

formed acrylic

26 1/2" x 25 1/2" x 7 1/2"
Embrace, 2015

formed acrylic

26 1/2" x 25 1/2" x 7 1/2"

Embrace, 2015

formed acrylic

26 1/2" x 25 1/2" x 7 1/2"

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Navy Lozenge, 2020

formed acrylic

56" x 54" x 5 1/2"
Navy Lozenge, 2020

formed acrylic

56" x 54" x 5 1/2"
Navy Lozenge, 2020

formed acrylic

56" x 54" x 5 1/2"

Navy Lozenge, 2020

formed acrylic

56" x 54" x 5 1/2"

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Black Book, c. 2010

formed acrylic

17" x 18 1/2" x 3"

Black Book, c. 2010

formed acrylic

17" x 18 1/2" x 3"

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Awakening, 2022

formed acrylic

40 1/4” x 40” x 18 1/2”

Awakening, 2022

formed acrylic

40 1/4” x 40” x 18 1/2”

Primavera, 2022

formed acrylic

43” (on diagonal) x 31 1/2” x 14 1/2” deep

Primavera, 2022

formed acrylic

43” (on diagonal) x 31 1/2” x 14 1/2” deep

Kimono, 2022

formed acrylic

43” (on diagonal) x 38” x 11 1/2” deep

Kimono, 2022

formed acrylic

43” (on diagonal) x 38” x 11 1/2” deep

Ocean Bloom, 2022

formed acrylic

43 1/2” (on diagonal) x 29” x 13” deep

Ocean Bloom, 2022

formed acrylic

43 1/2” (on diagonal) x 29” x 13” deep

Coral Reef, 2022

formed acrylic

42 1/2” (on diagonal) x 40 1/2” x 10” deep

Coral Reef, 2022

formed acrylic

42 1/2” (on diagonal) x 40 1/2” x 10” deep

Winter, 2021

formed acrylic

29” x 25” x 9"

Winter, 2021

formed acrylic

29” x 25” x 9"

Summer, 2021

formed acrylic

31” x 30” x 11 1/4”

Summer, 2021

formed acrylic

31” x 30” x 11 1/4”

Couplet, 2020

formed acrylic

8 4/5" x 12" x 17"

Couplet, 2020

formed acrylic

8 4/5" x 12" x 17"

Blue Fold on Green, 2020

formed acrylic

Blue Piece 10 1/2” x 15 1/2” x 4 3/4” high
Green Piece 10 1/2” x 20 3/4” x 4 3/8” high

Blue Fold on Green, 2020

formed acrylic

Blue Piece 10 1/2” x 15 1/2” x 4 3/4” high
Green Piece 10 1/2” x 20 3/4” x 4 3/8” high

Entanglement, c. 2021

formed acrylic

64” x 11 1/2” x 5” deep

Entanglement, c. 2021

formed acrylic

64” x 11 1/2” x 5” deep

Black Fold with Twist, c. 2016

formed acrylic

22 1/2" x 15 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Black Fold with Twist, c. 2016

formed acrylic

22 1/2" x 15 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Pink Duo, 2020

formed acrylic

Top Piece (#5) 10 7/8” x 12 7/8” x 2 3/4” deep
Bottom Piece (#4) 11” x 13” x 2 3/4” deep

Pink Duo, 2020

formed acrylic

Top Piece (#5) 10 7/8” x 12 7/8” x 2 3/4” deep
Bottom Piece (#4) 11” x 13” x 2 3/4” deep

Pas de Trois, c. 2016

formed acrylic

82" x 42" x 21"

Pas de Trois, c. 2016

formed acrylic

82" x 42" x 21"

Duece, 2020

formed acrylic

Blue piece: 57 1/2” x 10 1/2” x 5” deep;
Green piece: 55 1/2” x 9 5/8” x 4 1/4” deep

Duece, 2020

formed acrylic

Blue piece: 57 1/2” x 10 1/2” x 5” deep;
Green piece: 55 1/2” x 9 5/8” x 4 1/4” deep

Embrace, 2015

formed acrylic

26 1/2" x 25 1/2" x 7 1/2"

Embrace, 2015

formed acrylic

26 1/2" x 25 1/2" x 7 1/2"

Navy Lozenge, 2020

formed acrylic

56" x 54" x 5 1/2"

Navy Lozenge, 2020

formed acrylic

56" x 54" x 5 1/2"

Black Book, c. 2010

formed acrylic

17" x 18 1/2" x 3"

Black Book, c. 2010

formed acrylic

17" x 18 1/2" x 3"

Biography

Mimi Herbert - Artists - About Bethesda Fine Art

Red Triplet (1974) at the National Gallery of Art

Mimi Herbert (b. 1936) is an American painter and sculptor who gained prominence among the Washington Color School artists in the 1970s with her experimentations with simple geometric shapes and bold color.

In early spring of 2020, Herbert’s sculpture Red Triplet (1974) was installed at the National Gallery of Art in the East Building’s Minimalist Gallery. The sculpture is surrounded by works by Anne Truitt, Sol Le Witt, Frank Stella, Mary Corse, and David Novros, each enhancing the other. Originally purchased by the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 1974, the NGA chose the piece to become part of its permanent collection when the Corcoran closed its doors.

Acrylic sheets became Herbert’s primary artistic medium in the 1970s and continue to be today. Her complex sculptures are formed by heating sheets of acrylic to a precise temperature, then quickly twisting and folding them before they cool and solidify in thirty to forty seconds. As with Red Triplet, the simplicity in color and subject shifts the focus to the positive and negative space of the soft, airy folds and fluid form.

Mimi Herbert - Artists - About Bethesda Fine Art

Mimi Herbert

In 1976 Herbert was commissioned to create a 175 foot Bicentennial Pennant flag sculpture that spanned the facade of the 17th street facade of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. Herbert's family experienced war and uncertainty which inspired a fascination with the American flag as an image for sculpture.

In 2002 the Smithsonian National Museum of American History acquired her “Tribute” sculptures created in the wake of the tragedy of 9/11. She was honored to be the single artist in the museum’s memorial exhibition.

Herbert’s work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT; the Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Gilbert and Lila Silverman Collection, Bloomfield Hills Michigan, the American University Museum, Washington DC, and in private collections in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Indonesia and El Salvador. She has lived and worked in the USA, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Brazil, El Salvador, Haiti and New Zealand.