BARKLEY L. HENDRICKS /Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool accompanies the first career retrospective of the renowned American artist Barkley L. Hendricks, on view at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University from February 7, 2008 through July 13, 2008. Hendricks was born in 1945 in Philadelphia. Hendricks is best known for his life-sized portraits of people of color from the urban northeast. His bold portrayal of his subject's attitude and style elevates the common person to celebrity status.
Birth of the Cool
This richly illustrated book contains 100 color images of paintings created from 1964 to the present. The catalog includes the most comprehensive bibliography on Hendricks to date. (2008, Trevor Schoonmaker; Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University; 140 pages)
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