Studio Museum in Harlem displays ” Barkley L. Hendricks ~ Birth of the Cool “

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Barkley L. Hendricks, What's Goin On, 1974.  Oil acrylic, and magna on cotton canvas, 65.75 x 83.75 inches.  Image courtesy of A.C.A. Gallery, New York.  Part of the exhibition, Barkley L. Hendicks: Birth of the Cool, on view at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University.

NEW YORK CITY – The Studio Museum in Harlem is proud to present Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool, the first career retrospective of the renowned American artist. Hendricks (b. 1945) is best known for his life-size portraits of people of color from the urban northeast in the 1960s and 70s. His bold portrayals of attitude and style capture a moment of fashion following the civil rights movement—he depicts iconic power within his subjects. On view through 15 March, 2009.