Barkley L. Hendricks Victory at 23 Enamel Pendant

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 pendant, crafted by designer and entrepreneur Melody Ehsani, reflects the figure’s statement-making outfit and energy. With this set, Ehsani brings her commitment to community building and the highest standards of ethical production to the Studio Museum and its extended family. 

16 in. chain with 2 in. extension, 18k gold plated brass with enamel fill

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