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Barkley Hendricks was always ahead of his time. His work touches upon many of the movements of the ’60s and ’70s–Pop art, photorealism, minimalism, black nationalism–but he always did his own thing and avoided easy categorization. His groundbreaking work is as fresh today as it was 30 and 40 years ago and a generation of young artists is deeply indebted to him.

Trevor Schoonmaker
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Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool

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We Miss You, Barkley

American artist Barkley L. Hendricks passed away in New Haven, Connecticut, on April 18, 2017, at the age of 72. This shocking news zapped one phone after another at the Nasher Museum that morning. Across campus at Smith W...

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Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool

February 07 – July 13, 2008

The Nasher Museum presented the first career retrospective of American artist Barkley L. Hendricks’ paintings, an exhibition featured on the cover of Artforum magazine and highlighted in Vogue magazine’s ...

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Barkley L. Hendricks: Works from the Collection

May 14 – July 30, 2017

The Nasher Museum presented Barkley L. Hendricks: Works from the Collection, at the entrance to Wilson Pavillion, as part of The Collection Galleries. American artist Barkley L. Hendricks was a great frie...

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Southern Accent artist Barkley L. Hendricks

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