The Hopper Show at the Whitney

It breaks my heart that it looks like I won’t get back to see this show again before it closes. It was so crowded I spent little time there. It took forever to get a spot in front of one painting, and I couldn’t wait that much time for each one!

I actually almost left after only a few minutes, but I made myself return and spend time with a small number of paintings. But there was so much there that I wanted take time to revel in, but it just wasn’t possible. There were so many painting and even more drawings I’d never seen before. Here are a few of my favorites. Each are cropped a little (one a lot, the guy in the window).

Edward Hopper's New York

Edward Hopper's New York

Edward Hopper's New York

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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2 thoughts on “The Hopper Show at the Whitney

  1. I’m glad you got to go for even a little while.
    I love the light in those paintings. Or maybe it’s more accurate to say I love the shadows (especially in that top one). They’re really unique, aren’t they? I can’t decide if they feel warm or cool, and if they’re ultra-realistic or highly stylized.
    I don’t know what I’m talking about with art so I shouldn’t try, but I hadn’t seen any of these before and really enjoyed looking at them. Thank you.

  2. The paintings are so incredible. I remember thinking in my younger, stupider days, that Hopper was so wildly popular because his paintings were simple and accessible. I was an idiot.

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