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Wonder Woman

© Estate of Barkley L. Hendricks. Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Wonder Woman

Artist: Barkley L. Hendricks (Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1945–2017)
Culture: American
Date: 1978 (printed 2010)
Medium: Digital chromogenic print on Kodak Endura Matte paper
Image/sheet: 20 x 30 inches (50.8 x 76.2 cm)
Edition: edition of 3
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Label Text:Hendricks worked consistently as a photographer beginning in the mid 1960s, and while at Yale University from 1970-1972 he studied with the acclaimed photographer Walker Evans.

This photograph embodies many of the central traits of Hendricks's work. Formal balance, unique cropping and attention to light and reflection are characteristics found in both his paintings and photographs. It also demonstrates his broader interest in American realism, portraiture, landscape, social engagement and humor.

This photograph has a historical connection to the area: Wonder Woman was shot in Durham, NC in 1978 while Hendricks was in town for the American Dance Festival.
Object number: 2010.16.2