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Friday, July 19, 2013

Edward Hopper: "Hopper Drawings"

Study for Nighthawks, 1941 or 1942 Edward Hopper
The Whitney Museum of American Art
Nighthawks, 1942 by Edward Hopper
The Whitney Museum of American Art
My family has been trying to get to the Whitney Museum on" free Friday nights" for quite a while and we finally made it last week.  Our mission was to get in free and see the "Hopper Drawing" exhibition. The drawings of American artist, Edward Hopper are on display along with the corresponding masterpieces.  The Whitney has a collection of over 2,500 drawings by Mr. Hopper. Many of the drawings on view have not been displayed a museum before.  The exhibit gives the viewer a good sense of the creative process employed this artist.  It is fascinating to see an image sketched over and over from different angles until the right position is obtained.   It is very satisfying to see the final work after seeing the original sketches and drafts.  This exhibit ends October 6th and is perfect for all ages.

The Whitney Museum of American Art  945 Madison Ave at 75th street