Barkley L. Hendricks Paintings Double Over Last Year At Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Auction.

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.

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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.

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.

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BARKLEY L. HENDRICKS, “Dancer,” 1977 (acrylic and oil on linen). | Estimate $400,000-$600,000. Sold for $2,055,000

A year later, the price of his work has doubled.

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