Albuquerque artist and gallery owner Fermín Hernández, whose work hung on the sets of “Breaking Bad” as well as in the collections of Secretary of State John Kerry and actor Ted Danson, died Wednesday.
The well-known 65-year-old Albuquerque printmaker died from internal injuries he suffered in a car accident in Costa Mesa, Calif. on May 2, his daughter Lori Young said. His former wife Emily Salazar was a passenger in the car.
“I’m still very shocked,” Young said in a telephone call from her Denver home. “Him and I were very, very close. I worked in his first gallery with him.”
Hernández owned Fermín Hernández Fine Art Studio in Albuquerque’s Old Town.
Young said her father attended art school in Denver in the late 1980s, where he first fell in