Fashion, Harlem, Harlem Fashion Week

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.”
For the post Malcolm X, X-generation and others untutored in the period, we encourage you to explore the exhibition for what it reveals of individual African-American style, as a reflection of the era’s film, music and political culture.



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


November 14, 2008 through March 9, 2009
The Studio Museum in Harlem
144 West 125th Street

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