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The triple self-portrait photograph provides the viewer with a glimpse into the artist’s studio, where he is posed in front of his two most famous self-portrait paintings, the Chrysler’s Slick, 1977, and Brilliantly Endowed (Self-Portrait), collection of the artist, also painted in 1977. The artist stands proudly in front of his two recently completed paintings, holding the shutter release behind his back. The artist wears a t-shirt referencing his secondary school, Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia, where he also taught classes. The artist’s signature and edition information appears on the label on the verso.

2013.8

Details

  • Title: Self Portrait
  • Creator: Barkley L. Hendricks
  • Date Created: 1977, printed 2013
  • Location Created: United States
  • Provenance: Collection of the artist, to Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY; purchased by Chrysler Museum of Art, June 2013.
  • Physical Dimensions: 38 1/2 x 38 1/2 in. (97.8 x 97.8 cm)
  • Credit Line: Museum purchase in memory of Alice R. and Sol B. Frank
  • Type: Photography
  • Rights: © Barkley Hendricks. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY
  • Medium: Digital chromogenic print

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