BLACK PORTRAITS in BOLD FACE
Barkley L. Hendricks at the Studio Museum
For those of us who came of age in the urban America of the 1960's and 70's, Hendrick's portraits are a reminder of the period's pride, energy and style. Those years offered an explosion of black expression and thought, culminating in a commercialism within American popular culture, that came to be known as "Blaxploitation."
Say it LOUD, I'm BLACK and I'm PROUD!
- James Brown
I'm pretty, I'm pretty, I'm a baaaad man... - Muhammad Ali