Barkley L. Hendricks: Portraits at the Frick

Art Show: 21/09/2023 • All Day • New York

Event Details

Frick Madison celebrates and explores the remarkable work of this pioneering American painter with an unprecedented exhibition of paintings drawn from private and public collections. Along with the exhibition, Hendricks’s art and its impact will be further explored through a richly illustrated exhibition catalogue with contributions by artists and creative figures including Derrick Adams, Nick Cave, Awol Erizku, and more. Hendricks revolutionized contemporary portraiture with his vivid depictions of Black subjects derived from photographs of hired models or figures he encountered on the street. Through a selection of some dozen of Hendricks’s finest portraits displayed in the context of the Frick’s holdings, the exhibition and its accompanying catalog will consider the complex place of European painting in Hendricks’s art and how his work, in turn, continues to inspire major artists and designers today.

Presented by Frick Madison, the show will run until January 7th 2024.