Last week Swann Galleries had the pleasure of hosting an artist talk with Barkley L. Hendricks, whose "unique work resides at the nexus of American realism and post-modernism, a space somewhere between portraitists Chuck Close and Alex Katz and pioneering black conceptualists David Hammons and Adrian Piper.*" In the interview with Nigel Freeman, Hendricks discussed the role of education in his artistic development, painting technique and inspirations, and took questions from the audience.
In Swann's June 10 auction The Shape of Things to Come: African-American Fine Art, Hendricks's Sergio, which served as the backdrop for their talk, brought $106,250. Stay tuned for a video of the revealing and entertaining conversation.
Labels: African-American Fine Art, American Art, american paintings, Art Talks, Barkley L. Hendricks, Interview, Nasher Museum of Art, Nigel Freeman, Portrait, Swann Galleries