Legendary artist Barkley L Hendricks passed away yesterday morning at the age of 72. Best known for his oil paintings depicting black urban culture, his work has reached many styles and genres over his lifespan. Working in painting, film, fashion, and photography he often depicted friends and family and drew awareness to the beauty of African American culture and movements. His influence on other artists such as Kehinde Wiley is undeniable and admirable. Thank you for your artistic contributions and inspirations. 1945-2017
The first image shown above is a self-portrait from 1977 titled Slick.