Edward Hopper - Observation and Invention

The Whitney Museum's, Hopper Drawing show, much like the recent Matisse show at the Met, digs into the making of Hopper's masterworks. The show includes 52 studies for New York Movie (see below) and 19 studies for the his most famous work Nighthawk.

Roberta Smith, writes: “The back and forth between the works on paper and canvas makes the show doubly illuminating and thrilling.” 
See her full review for the NYTimes here


Edward Hopper (1882–1967), New York Movie, 1939. Oil on canvas, 32 1/4 × 40 1/8 in.

Edward Hopper (1882–1967), Study for New York Movie, 1938 or 1939. Fabricated chalk on paper,
11 1/8 × 15 in.
Edward Hopper (1882–1967), Study for Nighthawks, 1941 or 1942. Fabricated chalk and charcoal on paper;
11 1/8 × 15 in.

Edward Hopper, Nighthawks” (1942) 

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