Barkley L. Hendricks Victory at 23 Enamel Pin Set

Capturing subjects, their style, and their character with intentional references and thoughtful technique, Barkley L. Hendricks presented renderings of figures that were joyful, human, stylish, and above all, distinctive. 

What a style queen! The futuristic silver glasses propped on her forehead. The fun, bold, and colorful accessories adorning her neck, ears, ankles, wrist, and belly. Her hands on her hip as she flaunts her white bandeau top and her white, perfectly draped suit. The black balloon. She’s a force to be reckoned with; twenty-three and clearly winning. 
This pin set crafted by designer and entrepreneur Melody Ehsani draws inspiration from a few of this figure’s stand-out accessories including her watermelon pin. With this pin set, Ehsani brings her commitment to community building and the highest standards of ethical production to the Studio Museum. 

1 1/4 × 3/4 in., gold tone metal pin with full color enamel fill
Rubber stop backing

Barkley L. Hendricks 
Victory at 23, 1981 
Oil, acrylic, and Magna on linen canvas 
72× 50 inches 
© Barkley L. Hendricks. Courtesythe Estate of Barkley L. Hendricks and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York