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.



  • 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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