Lot 188
  • 188

Barkley L. Hendricks

200,000 - 300,000 USD
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  • Barkley L. Hendricks
  • The Way You Look Tonight / Diagonal Graciousness 
  • signed and dated 81
  • oil, acrylic and white gold leaf on linen
  • 48 by 36 in. 121.9 by 91.4 cm.


ACA Galleries, Inc., New York
Private Collection, New Jersey (acquired from the above)
Thence by descent to the present owner


Hartford, Wadsworth Atheneum, Connecticut Painters 7 Plus 7 Plus 7, January - March 1983


Vivien Raynor, "Artists Champion Other Artists," New York Times, 30 January 1983, Sec. 23, p. 18, illustrated
Exh. Cat., Durham, Duke University, Nasher Museum of Art (and traveling), Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool, February 2008 - April 2010, fig. 4, p. 64, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"After my first visit to Rome, Italy, I returned with a head full of inspirations besides the icons and gold leaf. The paintings in the Uffizi in Florence were mindblowers. Especially one by Giovanni Moroni. The figure in a black, skin-tight outfit made me see the illusion of form and simplicity in a different light. I realized from that painting that I could handle volume with a minimum of detail and still pull off the desired perception of weight and solidity in a style I had never worked with before."

Barkley L. Hendricks