Barkley L. Hendricks

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Brooklyn Museum has an exhibition entitled Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties open to the public right now. I wandered into the first floor exhibit on a whim, stoked to stumble upon Barkley L. Hendricks‘ work. From my point of view, his large scale paintings epitomize a deep embrace of self-respect and often embody a fancy free heart. His art is a gift and for the true beauty to be felt one must stand in front of his portraits.

Image via Nasher Museum of Art

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