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Barkley Hendricks: Works on Paper

Barkley Hendricks: Works on Paper

Artbook | D. A. P.

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This first installment in Skira and Jack Shainman Gallery's five-volume publication project on Barkley L. Hendricks (1945–2017) presents for the first time the artist's works on paper. These images—of flowers and plants, bananas, a watermelon, more abstract imagery—sometimes contain puns, or sometimes suggest the inner mechanics of Hendricks's mind and process, but retain the minute attention he paid his subjects, whether human, vegetable, or mineral.

  • Product Type: Monograph, Hardcover
  • 96 pages, with 50 illustrations
  • Published in 2019
  • Shipping Dimensions: 9.9 × 6.8 × 0.6 inches  (25.1 × 17.3 × 1.5 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 lb (17.6 oz; 499 g)
  • SKU010003055 | 9788857241470

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Barkley L. Hendricks

About the Artist

Barkley L. Hendricks

Barkley L. Hendricks (1945-2017) was a highly acclaimed American artist known for his captivating portraits that celebrated the beauty, dignity, and individuality of Black people. Born in 1945 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hendricks developed a passion for art from an early age and pursued his studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Yale University.

Hendricks' unique artistic style combined elements of realism, portraiture, and contemporary fashion, resulting in vibrant and visually striking compositions. His subjects, often family members, friends, or individuals from his community, were depicted with meticulous attention to detail, capturing their personalities and self-assured presence. Through his work, Hendricks challenged traditional notions of representation in art and sought to provide a counter-narrative that celebrated Black identity and culture.

Hendricks gained widespread recognition for his groundbreaking exhibition titled "Birth of the Cool" in 2008, which showcased his iconic portraits inspired by the vibrant fashion and music scenes of the 1960s and 1970s. His contributions to the art world earned him numerous awards and accolades, solidifying his place as a significant figure in contemporary art history. Barkley L. Hendricks' powerful and thought-provoking artwork continues to inspire and resonate with audiences, leaving a lasting impact on the art world and beyond.

Barkley L. Hendricks in the Chrysler Museum
Artbook | D. A. P.

About the Publisher

Artbook | D.A.P.

Artbook | Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. is America’s premier source for books on twentieth and twenty-first century art, photography, design and aesthetic culture. Founded in 1990 in downtown New York at a time when fine and sometimes esoteric international art books had a difficult time making their way into the wider American marketplace, over the past three decades D.A.P. has grown into a major international distributor of books, special editions and rare publications from an array of the world’s most respected publishers, museums and cultural institutions.

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