Sunday, June 2, 2013
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Ave New York
The Whitney Museum of American Art shares a long legacy with the late, great American artist Edward Hopper. His first-ever exhibition was held at the Whitney Studio Club in 1920, and now, some 45 years after his passing, the museum offers the first major exhibition to hone in on his creative process. Culling from the Whitney's unparalled collection of his work and key loans, "Hopper Drawing" pairs many of his greatest oil paintings, including Early Sunday Morning (1930), New York Movie (1939), Office at NIght (1940), and Nighthawks (1942), with their preparatory drawings.
Between the finely drawn lines, Hopper's sketches reveal a contunually evolving relationship between observation and invention. It puts into fine focus the spaces and motifs - the street, the cinema, the office, the bedroom, the road - that he would return to throughout his career as an artist. Spanning from the early sketches of his student days to one of his final works, Sun In An Empty Room (1963), the exhibit showcases the evolution of an artist.
Article from New York Magazine, June 2013