On Wednesday at Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction in New York two 1970s era paintings by Barkley L. Hendricks each sold for more than 2 million dollars.
The 1974 painting titled Brenda P. sold for $2.1 million, which was twice the high estimate and shattered the artist’s previous high, which was just shy of $1 million. And Barkley L. Hendricks “Dancer” painting (1977) estimated between $400,000-$600,000 sold for $2,055,000.
Three years ago, the artist’s auction record stood at $365,000 (“Steve” and “Tuff Tony”). One month after his passing, the figure nearly tripled when two paintings broached $1 million at Sotheby’s in May 2017.
A year later, the price of his work has doubled.