Art of the Day – 6/6/13 (Nighthawks, Edward Hopper, 1942)
Daily Artwork — “Nighthawks, 1942”
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1942 — Nighthawks. Oil on Canvas. Social Realism style. Edward Hopper (1882-1967). Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
“Nighthawks is a 1942 painting by Edward Hopper that portrays people sitting in a downtown diner late at night. It is Hopper’s most famous work and is one of the most recognizable paintings in American art. Within months of its completion, it was sold to the Art Institute of Chicago for $3,000, and has remained there ever since.” (EdwardHopper.net)
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