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Artist Barkley L. Hendricks poses with Trevor Schoonmaker

Being backstage I was able to shoot several rolls of film before one of the roadies came to me and said ‘Miles says to get off the stage.’ By that time, I had quite a few images of the master with his black trumpet and gold shirt. He later invited me back to his dressing room for some close-up photographs. At that time, I gave him one of my catalogues and told him I painted as well as he played, and he painted as well as I played the trumpet. Miles smiled. How cool was that?!

Artist Barkley L. Hendricks, in his 2008 essay, "Palette Scrapings," in the exhibition catalogue Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool

The Nasher Museum presents the second hardcover reissue of Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool, the exhibition catalogue published on the occasion of the artist’s 2008 painting retrospective. This richly illustrated book was edited by then-curator Trevor Schoonmaker (now Nasher Museum Director), who wrote the introductory essay, and includes contributions from Richard J. Powell, Thelma Golden and Franklin Sirmans. The catalogue is distributed by Duke University Press. (Note the price: $55.)

We extend our tremendous gratitude to the Estate of Barkley L. Hendricks for making the third printing of this exhibition catalogue possible.

Artist Barkley L. Hendricks poses with Trevor Schoonmaker within the exhibition Barkley Hendricks: Birth of the Cool at the Nasher Museum in 2008. Photo by Duke Photography.


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