Edward Hopper’s Retrospective at the Grand Palais
The Last Years
By: Nelida Nassar - 10/15/2012
A comprehensive retrospective of Edward Hopper work is showing at The Grand Palais, Paris from October 10, 2012 to January 28, 2013. Didier Ottinger, the assistant director of the MNAM Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou is its curator.
Edward Hopper (1882 – 1967) painted in 1942 Nighthawks “owls” that represents a woman, two men and the server in a brightly lit bar at a street corner. The painting has become the symbol of the city and American life, ensuring the artist definitive celebrity. Nighthawks is as emblematic to Hopper as Mona Lisa is to Da Vinci. Millions of reproductions have been made either of the painting or cropped details. It also has displayed as a poster in numerous locations. It became emblematic of Hopper’s oeuvre which it is far from representing and summarizing.