Barkley Hendricks

Photography (Vol. 4)


The fourth book of the five-volume publication project on Hendricks, famed for his postmodern portraiture of Black Americans.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from June 2021.

ISBN: 9788857241500 Category:

co-published by Skira and Jack Shainman Gallery, Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Terry R. Myers


Though primarily a painter, Hendricks credits photography as a key to his practice, which he studied under Walker Evans and often uses as reference to create his stunning, photorealistic portraits. For the first time, they are grouped together in a dedicated volume. Skira and Jack Shainman Gallery have partnered to realize an unprecedented book project dedicated to the artist Barkley L. Hendricks (1945-2017). The project consists of 4 booklets, each of which provides an in-depth exploration of a body of work integral to the artist’s output (Works on Paper, Landscape Paintings, Basketball Paintings, Photography), in addition to a comprehensive 300-page monograph which traces the artist’s evolution for the entirety of his career.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 16.5 x 23.7 cm
Publisher name Skira Editore S.p.A
Publication date 15 June 2021
Number of pages 96
Format Hardback
Dimensions 16.5 x 23.7 cm
Weight 300 g

Jack Shainman Gallery has represented Hendricks since 2009. His solo exhibitions at Jack Shainman Gallery include Heart Hands Eyes Mind (2013), Barkley L. Hendricks (2016) and Them Changes (2018).

Terry R. Myers is a critic, independent curator, and Professor of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.