Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks is coming to the Flatiron Building
The Whitney Museum is re-creating the artist’s iconic painting with a life-size installation, to be unveiled tonight.
Thu Aug 15 2013
Photograph: © The Art Institute of Chicago, courtesy the Whitney Museum
A replica of Edward Hopper's 1942 canvas, Nighthawks, is currently being installed on the ground floor of the landmark Flatiron Building. The installation is to go along with the Whitney Museum's exhibition "Hopper Drawing," which displays the American artist's works on paper, along with some of his most famous paintings. (His work is also currently on view at MoMA's show "American Modern: Hopper to O'Keeffe".)
The Whitney's curator Carter E. Foster identified this precise location, the Flatiron Prow Artspace, because he believes it provided inspiration for the iconic painting. The installation—which we imagine will replicate the recognizable diner scene and its pensive patrons—will be unveiled tonight at 8:15pm at 175 Fifth Avenue at Broadway (near 22nd Street), and you can check it out anytime through October 6.
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