Lot 182
  • 182

Barkley L. Hendricks

100,000 - 150,000 USD
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  • Barkley L. Hendricks
  • Untitled
  • signed
  • oil on canvas
  • 40 by 32 in. 101.6 by 81.3 cm.
  • Executed in 1967-1968.


Kenmore Gallery, Philadelphia
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

"What Hendricks aspired toward...was a racial and cultural quintessence that rather than functioning as something symbolic or being superficially retrieved through a discursive rhetoric or mere phenotype, operated conceptually and metonymically and could be intuited through informed representations, a canvassing of cultural predilections and mores, and an exact understanding of what might be described as 'black reality.'"

Richard J. Powell, "Barkley L. Hendricks, Anew," in Exh. Cat., Durham, Duke University, Nasher Museum of Art (and traveling), Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool, 2008, p. 46