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Saturday, June 16, 2012


BEYOND NIGHTHAWKS--Yes, there are undoubtedly a myriad of reasons why we wouldn’t see an art show in town featuring the architectural nuances in the paintings of American icon Edward Hopper (1882-1967) but until then do-it-yourself.

Thanks to the Internet and bit of easy searching fans of Edward Hopper may view their own exhibition, especially since the Whitney Museum (a Ft. Knox of art) in New York City possesses most of Hopper’s originals. Go to Wikipedia (I know, I know), but the public encyclopedia has done a remarkable service by cataloging the bulk of Hopper’s artistic career with accompanying downloadable images and notes.

Albeit all things Wiki are not widely accepted as a fountainhead of academia, but the Edward Hopper presentation makes for an excellent rainy afternoon gallery visit:

And, now maybe you’re the kid on the block that knows Edward Hopper ‘s work beyond his masterpiece “Nighthawks, 1942”, which is currently in the Fine Arts Museum in Chicago.

Source: Wikipedia

Top to bottom:

Chop Suey

Sunlight in a cafeteria, 1958

Hopper self portrait (1882-1967)

United States of America, 1931

Note: Someone made a YouTube video of a Tom Waits song using Edward Hopper images:

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