The words “negro sunshine” will stretch 22 feet across the front of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, starting March 10.
A smaller version, about five feet wide, will be spelled out in backlit, black-painted neon letters in a gallery at the Nasher Museum, in an exhibition opening March 10. A week later, another edition of this work of art, made by New York artist Glenn Ligon, will be on view at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not.
By Wendy It’s taken the art world about three months to recover from Art Basel Miami Beach. Just in time. Next week we are headed to New York’s Armory Show, located (brrrrrrrr!) on Piers 92 & 94 on Manhattan’s far West side on the Hudson River, at 55th Street in [...]
This month’s issue of ARTnews magazine is jam-packed with two evocative contemporary artists who have major ties to the Nasher Museum: Mickalene Thomas and Barkley L. Hendricks. Both will take part in a panel discussion on March 16 for the opening of “Building the Contemporary Collection: Five Years of Acquisitions” at the Nasher Museum.
Trevor’s list of Top 10 works that stood out among thousands of works of art at Art Basel Miami Beach. Hurry to see them at the fair today or tomorrow.
From the Financial Times: “For decades, the painter Barkley Hendricks has endowed friends and acquaintances with the monumental dignity of Holbein potentates. Like him, Yiadom-Boakye not only deconstructs and criticises the tradition of portraiture; she celebrates, reclaims, and adds to it.”
A family friend decimated, destroyed and devastated my mother’s record collection by sitting on dozens of 78 shellac discs spread out on the couch next to her phonograph in our front room. There may have been less than three records that survived that fateful Sunday sitdown. From that time on, I’ve been most protective of my sounds. — Barkley L. Hendricks
When I asked Nathaniel Knox how many “sides” (LP’s) he had, he answered sixty, and I said “Wow!” He then said that was just a drop in the bucket. I was in the 10th or 11th grade and had perhaps twenty or so that I shared with my brother in our so-called collection.
By Wendy NEW YORK — The Armory Show is the place to find some of the best and most current contemporary art. Our little Nasher Museum contingent attended the VIP opening yesterday (“vernissage”), and while we were hungry for art, we each had a slightly different agenda. Duke alumnus Mike [...]
By Wendy Next stop for the Barkley L. Hendricks train: Houston. The much-loved American artist’s acclaimed retrospective travels for the last time to the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, where it opens Friday, January 29. It’s hard to believe the journey began almost exactly two years ago at the Nasher Museum, [...]