He was interested in a kind of realism, inseparable from the cold structures and isolated people that populate his compositions.
A Rehang of Hopper’s Iconic “Nighthawks” Changes the Game
Psychologically, the work of both Gertrude Abercrombie and Hughie Lee-Smith enhance the otherworldly isolation of “Nighthawks.”
Early Paintings by Edward Hopper Found to Be Replicated From Magazines
Louis Shadwick, a PhD candidate at the Courtauld Institute in London, says the American modernist reproduced the works from a how-to arts magazine when he was a teenager.
How Does a Black Man Fit Into an Edward Hopper Painting?
The Edward Hopper and the American Hotel exhibition invites some visitors to spend the night in a room inspired by one of Hopper’s paintings, and our critic ponders who it’s really designed for.
In Oval Office Rehang, Trump Continues to Copy Others
From a rug designed by former first lady Laura Bush, to duplicate Winston Churchill busts, Donald Trump’s redecoration of the Oval Office is predictably retrograde.
Blurred Boundaries and Other Connections
A mix of blue-chip names and energetic younger artists on the Lower East Side is further evidence of the increasingly blurred boundaries among Manhattan’s art districts.
Spend a Night in Edward Hopper’s Childhood Home
Edward Hopper’s bedroom in his Nyack home (photo by Carole Perry, all courtesy The Edward Hopper House) If you missed your chance earlier this year to rent that popular replica of van Gogh’s bedroom, you may now fight other art enthusiasts to win a much cooler opportunity: one night for two in Edward Hopper’s real, […]
A Guide to New York City’s Historic Artist Studios
In New York City’s constantly changing urban landscape, artist studios can be ephemeral.
Artists of the Dark: “Night Visions: Nocturnes in American Art, 1860–1960”
Nighttime darkness compresses space and alters colors, making ordinary places both more terrifying and more freeing, changing the social dynamic of those who walk in them.
Seven New York City Streets That Should Be Renamed After Artworks
Today New York’s City Council voted on a proposal to co-name the block of Stuyvesant Avenue between Lexington Avenue and Quincy Street in Brooklyn “Do the Right Thing Way” after the Spike Lee joint that was filmed there in 1989.
The Triumph of Revisionism: The Whitney’s American Century
With America Is Hard to See, the exhibition inaugurating its luminous new Renzo Piano building, the Whitney has reclaimed its role among the city’s museums as the engine of the new.
As It Prepares to Relocate, Whitney Museum Expands Online Database from 700 to 21,000 Works
Projects like “Exhibition on the Screen” wed the democratization of art with the preservation of its sense of immediacy — and allow those who cannot afford to travel to cities like New York or London, much less live in them, to share in the arts.