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Monday, February 20, 2023

#CulturedPeachy @whitneymuseum #Hopper #HighlyRecommended by @ManhattanPeachy #PeachyDeegan #WhomYouKnow Edward Hopper's New York Oct 19, 2022–Mar 5, 2023

If you are new to us, you should know that we are entirely pro-Bunny Rabbit, and guess who this shirt above belongs to. We even reviewed a restaurant here in Manhattan called Nighthawks, and sadly it has closed. However, HOPPER AT THE WHITNEY is still open for a few more days so hop to it! Peachy hopped to it in her new Peachy sneaks.
Here's some of what we liked best, and our favorite was the theatre room.
Really, this is Mover and Shaker Ed Koch's bridge.
We love Ed and he was super nice to us when we first started many years ago; see our picture together to the right.  Gallery Assistant Audra Goldstein fielded our myriad of questions so pleasantly and you can tell she takes great pride in her vocation at the Whitney.  If you are lucky she'll be there when you go too.
Though Chicago did not lend the final Nighthawks, the drawing is part of this exhibit:

The city of New York was Edward Hopper’s home for nearly six decades (1908–67), a period that spans his entire mature career and coincides with a historic time of urban development. Edward Hopper’s New York is the first exhibition of its kind to focus on the artist’s rich and sustained relationship with the city that served as the subject, setting, and inspiration for so many of his most celebrated and persistently vexing pictures. The survey will take a comprehensive look at Hopper’s life and work through his depictions of the city—from his early impressions in sketches, prints, and illustrations, to his late paintings, in which New York served as a backdrop for his evocative distillations of urban experience. Drawing from the Whitney’s extensive holdings by the artist and amplified by key loans, the exhibition will bring together many of Hopper’s iconic city pictures such as Automat (1927), Early Sunday Morning (1930), Room in New York (1932), New York Movie (1939), and Morning Sun (1952), as well as several lesser-known yet critically important examples including the artist's watercolors of downtown New York and his painting November, Washington Square (1932/1958). The presentation will be significantly informed by a variety of materials from the Museum’s recently acquired Sanborn Hopper Archive—printed ephemera, correspondence, photographs, and journals that together inspire new insights into Hopper’s life. By exploring the artist’s work through the lens of New York, the exhibition offers a fresh take on this formidable figure and considers the city itself as a lead actor.

Edward Hopper’s New York is curated by Kim Conaty, Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawings and Prints, with Melinda Lang, Senior Curatorial Assistant.

We suggest you go at dusk so you can also see the amazing sunset on the Hudson.

Whitney Museum
of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 570-3600

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