Lot 189
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Barkley L. Hendricks

100,000 - 150,000 USD
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  • Barkley L. Hendricks
  • Innocence & Friend
  • each signed; signed and titled on the overlap of the first canvas
  • oil and aluminum leaf on canvas, in two parts
  • Overall: 12 by 37 1/2 in. 30.5 by 77.5 cm.
  • Executed in 1977.


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


New York, ACA Galleries, Inc., An Exhibition of Recent Paintings by Barkley L. Hendricks, April - May 1978


Exh. Cat., Durham, Duke University, Nasher Museum of Art (and traveling), Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool, February 2008 - April 2010, fig. 7, p. 104, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"'Since you are always around' was always one of the descriptions I heard to define self-portraiture. I was not fascinated with myself as much...However at times, I could not resist myself as a subject. I used my head as the subject for a test canvas to enhance my skills with gold leaf and iridescent paints."

Barkley L. Hendricks