Sunday, August 16, 2009

Hop To It

Any short list of great American, or great Twentieth Century painters will include Edward Hopper.

Just across the Tappan Zee in Nyack, his family home still stands -listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Every morning as a child, he'd step onto the porch with the view (maybe the cars were older).

The house is converted into a gallery for local artists, with the backyard serving a concert venue.

This couch sits in the small ground floor office. I like to imagine an awkward teenaged Hopper doing the "stretch move", making time with a fin de siecle lass.


If a 127 year old Hopper took a stroll down the street, he'd find a chair for his great, great granddaughter in the window of the thrift shop.

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