BARKLEY L. HENDRICKS: BASKETBALL
(HENDRICKS, BARKLEY) Text by Terry Myers. SKIRA and Jack Shainman Gallery, I00201007, 2020. 7 x 10 in., 96 pages. Hardbound. New/No Jacket - As Issued.
The court, the ball and the hoop: Barkley Hendricks paints basketball
The third installment in Skira and Jack Shainman Gallery’s five-volume overview of American artist Barkley L. Hendricks (1945-2017) explores the artist’s relationship to basketball, which provided a significant source of artistic inspiration throughout his life.
In his Basketball series, Hendricks applied his keen compositional sense and stylish use of color to depictions of the sport’s essential elements: hoops, nets, backboards and, of course, basketballs themselves. In one painting, the image of a basketball about to make its way into a hoop is repeated twice on a round canvas; on another circular canvas, the iconic black ribs of a basketball are rendered in a bold orange to create a minimalistic yet instantly recognizable pattern.
A study in movement and geometry, Hendricks’ paintings offer a uniquely compelling perspective on the sport as an artistic pursuit. This book’s focus on this aspect of Hendricks’ work allows for a detail-oriented study of the artist’s techniques as a painter. 9788857241487 Inventory Number: I00201007$25.00 InquireFiled Under: