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Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 300 pgs / 200 color.

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Barkley L. Hendricks: Solid!

Edited by Zoé Whitley. Text by Duro Olowu, Richard J. Powell, John Jennings, Susan Thompson. Conversation between Trevor Schoonmaker and Susan Hendricks.

Barkley L. Hendricks: Solid!

The long-awaited monograph on Barkley L. Hendricks’ powerful portraits of contemporary Black subjects

Barkley L. Hendricks is rightly known as one of the foremost American painters of the late 20th century. His six-decade artistic oeuvre encompasses not only portraits but also includes evocative landscapes, hard-edged geometric abstractions, lush watercolors on paper and singular photographs informed by his studies with Walker Evans. This final publication of a five-volume set dedicated to the artist is a 300-page monograph that captures his full evolution as a portraitist.
Solid! is a compilation of Hendricks’ acclaimed figurative paintings: large-scale canvases of distinctively dressed (or undressed) individuals, including several self-portraits, against solid-color backgrounds. Critical essays from curators and fellow artists provide further, often personal, insight into all aspects of Hendricks’ practice: probing his photographic experimentation as a forbear to contemporary street photography; celebrating his sensitivity as a colorist whose unique expertise seamlessly combines oil-based and water-based pigments; and highlighting the observational genuineness in his provocative and personal interpretations of women, of unapologetically visible queer identities and of his own beloved Black communities across the African Diaspora. The book closes with a conversation between Trevor Schoonmaker and Barkley’s widow, Susan Hendricks, in which she recounts their trips to Jamaica and Barkley’s process for creating landscape and fruit paintings outdoors.
Barkley L. Hendricks (1945–2017) was born in Philadelphia and trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Yale. His life-size paintings of everyday Black Americans have inspired generations of artists. Hendricks gave up painting in favor of photography, but returned to oil portraits later in life. He taught at Connecticut College from 1972 until 2010.


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Not only a visual feast, but also a deep dive into the process and impact of an artist whose influence is unparalleled.

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Heart, humor and humanity in ‘Barkley L. Hendricks: Solid!’

Heart, humor and humanity in ‘Barkley L. Hendricks: Solid!’

Just in time for Black History Month, leap-year edition, Barkley L. Hendricks: Solid! has arrived! Collecting the influential American figurative painter’s iconic portraits alongside his increasingly prized landscapes, geometric abstractions, watercolors and photographs, this is the major and must-have monograph on the artist. Featured here is his 1979 painting, Have You Met Ms. Jones, from editor Zoé Whitley’s essay, “For the Love of You: Barkley L. Hendricks’s Reasons for Painting.” In it, Whitley cites Toni Morrison’s noted 2019 essay on “The Source of Self-Regard” in Black culture, which Morrison traced in music, lyrics, “the literature, the language, the custom, the posture…” and other evolutions in how “the possibility of personal freedom, and interior imaginative freedom […] could be engaged.” “Like Morrison,” Whitley concludes, “Barkley L. Hendricks took in all of these aspects and translated physical bodies into a body of work too often reduced to cool surfaces, but in reality teeming with heart, humor and humanity.” continue to blog


BARKLEY L. HENDRICKS MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Barkley L. Hendricks

BARKLEY L. HENDRICKS

SKIRA/Jack Shainman Gallery

ISBN: 9788857241524
USD $150.00
| CAD $215

Pub Date: 6/11/2024
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Barkley L. Hendricks: Solid!

BARKLEY L. HENDRICKS: SOLID!

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857241494
USD $70.00
| CAD $102

Pub Date: 3/12/2024
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Barkley L. Hendricks: Photography

BARKLEY L. HENDRICKS: PHOTOGRAPHY

Skira

ISBN: 9788857241500
USD $25.00
| CAD $34.5

Pub Date: 6/22/2021
Active | Out of stock


Barkley L. Hendricks: Basketball

BARKLEY L. HENDRICKS: BASKETBALL

Skira/Jack Shainman Gallery

ISBN: 9788857241487
USD $25.00
| CAD $35

Pub Date: 10/6/2020
Active | In stock


Barkley L. Hendricks: Works on Paper

BARKLEY L. HENDRICKS: WORKS ON PAPER

Skira/Jack Shainman Gallery

ISBN: 9788857241470
USD $25.00
| CAD $34.95

Pub Date: 11/26/2019
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Barkley L. Hendricks: Landscape Paintings

BARKLEY L. HENDRICKS: LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS

Skira/Jack Shainman Gallery

ISBN: 9788857241517
USD $25.00
| CAD $35

Pub Date: 4/21/2020
Active | In stock