Edward Hopper
1882-1967

photo by Berenice Abbott. 1948
printed later
gelatin silver print

President Barack Obama looks at the Edward Hopper paintings now displayed in the Oval Office, Feb. 7, 2014. The paints are Cobb’s Barns, South Truro, top, and Burly CobbÕs House, South Truro. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

 


Image Courtesy The Whitney Museum of American Art

Call it public art, or a publicity stunt, but the Whitney has installed a life-size version of Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks in the Flatiron building’s prow. It’s part of the Whitney’s current Hopper exhibition, Hopper Drawing. Not only do you get to glimpse at the diners, you get to stare at big vinyl letters that read “Sprint” and “Art.” We’re telling you about this because we’re sure there’ll be plenty of onlookers gazing into the “diner,” blocking foot traffic.