As promised in an aforementioned blog post, a video featuring renowned artist Barkley L. Hendricks in conversation with Swann Galleries Director of African-American Fine Art, Nigel Freeman, is now available for viewing on our website.
From Hendricks' various experiences with his favorite subjects to stories about student life at Yale, this animated artist talk delves into the career and life of a celebrated pioneer of black portraiture and conceptualism. Here is just a snippet from Hendricks' description of his painting technique: "The quality of oil. The consistency of acrylic, comes together and gives me the kind of quality that I like."
The video is also available on Vimeo.
Labels: African-American Fine Art, American Art, Art Talks, Barkley L. Hendricks, figurative painting, Nigel Freeman, Portrait, video