Barkley L. Hendricks: Works on Paper


Currently out of stock. Please contact us for more information.

ISBN: 9788857241470 Category:


The first book of the project is devoted to the works on paper by the artist.

Skira and Jack Shainman Gallery have partnered to conceive, develop and produce a significant project dedicated to the artist Barkley L. Hendricks. Not only is it extensive and unprecedented – no in-depth and international publications exist on said artist – but it is also superior, in scope and depth, to contemporary artist monographs.

Jack Shainman Gallery exhibits and represents contemporary artists from all over the world, and is one of today’s leading private art galleries worldwide, originating out of New York City.

Description of the project:
The project is made up of 5 components: it consists of 4 booklets each of which provides an in-depth exploration of a corpus of works key to the artist’s output (Landscape Paintings, Basketball Paintings, Photography, Works on Paper) as well as a comprehensive 300-page monograph which traces the artist’s evolution from the origins of his career to his death.

Each project will contain essays by different scholars, all of which are leading international players. The project will be tied to an extensive, never-accomplished-before recovery of the artist’s archive. The booklets are important specifically because, differently to the monograph, they will allow for a detailed, oriented study of key works. The booklets will be indispensable to art lovers, museums and art historians and provide further material of study and reading in addition to the comprehensive monograph.

Additional information

Weight 478 g
Dimensions 17.3 x 25.1 cm
Publisher name Skira Editore S.p.A
Publication date 15 May 2020
Number of pages 96
Format Hardback
Dimensions 17.3 x 25.1 cm
Weight 478 g


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Barkley L. Hendricks: Works on Paper”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Hendricks is an artist profoundly integral and pivotal to african-american culture and art. Barkley L. Hendricks was a painter and photographer best known for his realist and post-modern portraits of people of color living in urban areas beginning in the 1960s and 70s and continuing to the present.

Hendricks was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and lived and worked in New London, Connecticut. He earned both his BFA and MFA from Yale University and was the subject of a large-scale traveling exhibition, Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool, organized by Trevor Schoonmaker at the Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina (2008), which traveled to the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2008-2009), Santa Monica Museum of Art, California (2009), Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia (2009-2010) and the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas (2010).

His work is included in numerous public collections both within the United States and abroad, such as The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; The National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC; The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; The Tate Modern, London, UK; Studio Museum, Harlem, NY; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL; Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; and the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

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