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.