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CORY REYNOLS | DATE 4/19/2017

In Memoriam: Barkley L. Hendricks, 1945-2017

We are saddened by the death yesterday of painter Barkley L. Hendricks, a staff favorite whose work has hung above at least one desk in our New York offices for many years. Known for his vivid, empowered portraits of Black people, Hendricks' work is collected in at several books on our list, including 30 Americans, Narcissus in the Studio and our own forthcoming catalog, Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, published to accompany TATE's summer blockbuster, opening July 12 in London.

In Memoriam: Barkley L. Hendricks, 1945-2017

ABOVE: "Icon for my Man Superman (Superman Never Saved Any Black People-Bobby Seale)" (1969) from Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, forthcoming from D.A.P. Publications and TATE.


In Memoriam: Barkley L. Hendricks, 1945-2017

ABOVE: "Noir" (1978) from 30 Americans, published by the Rubell Family Collection.


In Memoriam: Barkley L. Hendricks, 1945-2017

ABOVE: "JSB III (James Sherman Brantley)" (1968) from Narcissus in the Studio: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

To read more about Hendricks' life and work, see obituaries in Hyperallergic, the Huffington Post and ArtNews.

To read a 2009 oral history interview with Hendricks, continue to the Smithsonian Archives of American Art.
In Memoriam: Barkley L. Hendricks, 1945-2017
In Memoriam: Barkley L. Hendricks, 1945-2017
In Memoriam: Barkley L. Hendricks, 1945-2017
In Memoriam: Barkley L. Hendricks, 1945-2017
In Memoriam: Barkley L. Hendricks, 1945-2017

30 Americans

30 Americans

Rubell Family Collection
Hbk, 8.5 x 13 in. / 223 pgs / 121 color.