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Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 10am EST |
New York
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World Auction Record for a Photograph by Barkley L. Hendricks

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  • Auction of Photographs on December 11, 2019 at 10am
  • A 1979 Photograph by Barkley L. Hendricks Achieved $9,375 -- A World Auction Record for a Photograph by the Artist

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle's December 11, 2019 auction of Photographs offered a wide range of examples spanning the history of the genre. Featured were works by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Barkley L. Hendricks, Horst, O. Winston Links, Richard Prince and Thomas Russ, among many others.

Barkley L. Hendricks

Works by Barkley L. Hendricks (1945-2017) have become highly sought-after recently, resulting in ever stronger prices. A photograph printed in 1979 titled Up in Grandma's room, Meadsville, Virginia soared past its estimate of $1,000-1,500, achieving $9,375 -- A World Auction Record for a Photograph by the Artist.

Known primarily as a painter, Hendricks created vivid, often life-sized portraits that are incredibly striking documents of Black Americans -- confrontational and bold slabs of photorealism in bright, punchy colors. Though lesser known, Hendricks’ photography and mixed media works on paper, while differing in tone and presentation, are equally powerful statements on African American culture.

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