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Barkley L. Hendricks, Sidecar #1 (For Miles), 1979, graphite, glow stick juice, ink, blue-foil seal, and collage on paper, 22 1/4 X 29 3/4". © Estate of Barkley L. Hendricks.

Barkley L. Hendricks

Jack Shainman Gallery | West 20th Street

Barkley L. Hendricks, Sidecar #1 (For Miles), 1979, graphite, glow stick juice, ink, blue-foil seal, and collage on paper, 22 1/4 X 29 3/4". © Estate of Barkley L. Hendricks.

The great Barkley L. Hendricks, who passed away last year, is best known for his majestic painted portraits of confident, self-assured black men and women, their dignified presence amplified through attitude and sartorial panache. Hendricks also worked in many other media—notably photography—and the full-breadth of his creative practice is only now beginning to emerge. “Them Changes” at Jack Shainman presented forty works on paper, including mixed-media collages and watercolors, that Hendricks produced between 1974 and 1984. Though touted as “newly discovered bodies of work” by the gallery, at least some were included in his solo exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem in 1980.

The mixed-media collages, which made up the bulk of the show, are surprisingly spare given the sheer variety of marks and images the artist used to create them—graphite, ink, watercolor,

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