Barkley L. Hendricks Dancer Earring 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. 

In this portrait, Hendricks’s presents a poised figure in a white leotard and a cropped, sharply parted, blonde afroThe golden set of geometric shapes adorning her ear and neck, the silver eyeshadow on her eyelids, and her hands placed behind her back provide subtle but memorable insight into her world.
This four-piece earring set, crafted by designer and entrepreneur Melody Ehsani, reflects and elevates the array of celestial earrings worn on this figure. With this set, Ehsani brings her commitment to community building and the highest standards of ethical production to the Studio Museum. 

Hoops: 1 in. in diameter
Moon Studs: 11 mm tall
Star Studs: 7.5 mm tall
Heart Studs: 5 mm tall

All earrings are 18K gold plated brass with a stud backing for pierced ears.

Barkley L. Hendricks 
Dancer, 1977 
Oil on canvas 
47 7/8×36 inches 
© Barkley L. Hendricks. Courtesy of the Estate of Barkley L. Hendricks and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York