Barkley L. Hendricks, Take All the Time You Need (Adrienne Hawkins), 1975. Oil on linen canvas, 72 × 72 inches (182.9 × 182.9 cm). Gift of Kelsey and David Lamond. 2014.6.1. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, New York. Photo by Peter Paul Geoffrion.
A Tribute to the Artist
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 friend of the Nasher Museum. The landmark exhibition Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool, the first career survey of his paintings, was organized at the Nasher Museum in 2008. That exhibition traveled to four other museums around the country and brought renewed attention to Barkley’s important career.
For the next nine years, Barkley and his wife Susan visited Durham so often, they became part of the Nasher family. The six works on view in this gallery (three paintings and three photographs) are part of the Nasher Museum’s collection. The artist passed away on April 18, 2017.
NEW HARDCOVER REISSUE
Purchase the new hardcover reissue of Barkley Hendricks: Birth of the Cool, the exhibition catalogue published by the Nasher Museum on the occasion of the artist’s 2008 painting retrospective. This richly illustrated book was edited by curator Trevor Schoonmaker, who wrote the introductory essay, and includes contributions from Richard J. Powell, the John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History at Duke University, Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem, and Franklin Sirmans, Director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). The catalogue is distributed by Duke University Press and available at the Nasher Museum Store. The hardcover reprint newly includes an in memoriam text and photographs by the artist, who passed away in 2017.
Barkley L. Hendricks, Soul Man, 1978 (printed 2010).Digital chromogenic print on Kodak Endura Matte paper, Image/sheet: 30 × 20 inches (76.2 × 50.8 cm). Gift of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
Barkley L. Hendricks, View from Behind the School, 2000.Oil on linen, 22 x 22 inches (55.9 x 55.9 cm)Frame: 29 3/8 x 29 3/8 x 1 3/8 inches (74.6 x 74.6 x 3.5 cm). Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Barkley L. Hendricks.
By William Cordova
“stand up next to a mountain”
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American artist Barkley L. Hendricks passed away in New Haven, Connecticut, on April 18, 2017, at the age of 72.
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