Barkley Hendricks Limited Edition Print
by Studio Museum in Harlem
One of Barkley Hendricks’s earliest portraits, Lawdy Mama imbues the Black feminine form with integrity, while also alluding to Byzantine and medieval religious icons. Elevating the Black figure to a subject worthy of veneration, the artist draws a visual comparison between his sitter and iconic depictions of Kathleen Cleaver, Angela Davis, and other women of the Black Power movement in the 1960s. The painting, which depicts the artist’s cousin, also comments on the overall lack of painted representations of Black bodies. Limited edition print.
Dimensions: 16 1/2 x 23 3/8 in.
Material: Premium quality giclée print on Somerset Enhanced 100% cotton watercolor paper, hand-finished with gold leaf detail