Photo of the day: Obama admires two Hopper paintings in the Oval Office

The Whitney Museum has kindly lent two Edward Hopper landscapes from its collection to the Oval Office

President Barack Obama looks at the Edward Hopper paintings now displayed in the Oval Office, Feb 7, 2014. The paintings are Cobb's Barns, South Truro, top, and Burly Cobb’s House, South Truro. Photograph: Chuck Kennedy

A little slice of NYC—sort of—has landed at the White House. Yesterday, the Whitney Museum announced that it has lent two paintings by artist Edward Hopper (the subject of a recent retrospective at the museum) to be displayed in the Oval Office. On top is Burly Cobb’s House, South Truro and beneath it is Cobb’s Barns, South Truro, both dated 1930–1933. Above, check out a photo of President Obama gazing upon the pair of Cape Cod landscapes.

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