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Provenance

The artist; purchased May 1973 through (Kenmore Galleries, Inc., Philadelphia) by NGA.

Exhibition History
1975
Barkley Hendricks - Recent Paintings, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville South Carolina; Columbia Museum of Art & Science, Columbia, South Carolina, 1975, not in catalogue.
1994
Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1994-1995, repro. 42.
2008
Barkley L. Hendricks: Birth of the Cool, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina; The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York; Santa Monica Museum of Art; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, 2008-2010, no. 14 (not shown in Santa Monica).
Bibliography
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 173, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 198, repro.