Published by Skira/Jack Shainman Gallery. Text by Barry Schwabsky.
The little-known Jamaican landscapes of Barkley L. Hendricks, in a handsome, affordable format
Barkley L. Hendricks (1945–2017) was originally a student of landscape painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in the late 1960s, where he also discovered a love for photography. However, it was only in the 1980s that he decided to veer away from making the large figurative paintings that had become his trademark style in favor of outdoor landscape painting. For the next two decades, during vacations to Jamaica, he would dedicate himself to painting views of the country on oval, circular and lunette (half-moon) forms. This publication, which presents for the first time a selection of these landscape works, is enriched with a contribution by art critic, art historian and scholar Barry Schwabsky. It is the second volume in Skira and Jack Shainman Gallery’s comprehensive five-volume publication project on Hendricks.
Published by Skira/Jack Shainman Gallery. Text by Laila Pedro.
Paintings of plants and fruit by Barkley L. Hendricks, famed for his postmodern portraiture of Black Americans
This first installment in Skira and Jack Shainman Gallery's five-volume publication project on Barkley L. Hendricks (1945–2017) presents for the first time the artist's works on paper. These images—of flowers and plants, bananas, a watermelon, more abstract imagery—sometimes contain puns, or sometimes suggest the inner mechanics of Hendricks's mind and process, but retain the minute attention he paid his subjects, whether human, vegetable, or mineral.
Skira and Jack Shainman Gallery's five-volume publication project consists of four hardcover volumes, each providing an in-depth exploration of a corpus of works integral to the artist's output—works on paper, landscape paintings, basketball paintings and photography—in addition to a comprehensive 300-page overview. Each volume includes an essay by a leading international scholar.