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EDWARD HOPPER AND PHOTOGRAPHY

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Second Story Sunlight, 1960 Oil On Canvas © Courtesy of the Whitney Museum of American Art
EDWARD HOPPER AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Curated by: Barbara Haskell

99 Gansevoort Street
10014 New York
NY
US
July 17th, 2014 - October 19th, 2014
Opening: July 17th, 2014 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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http://www.whitney.org
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upper east side
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PHONE:  
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OPEN HOURS:  
Wed - Sun 11-6, Fri 11-9
TAGS:  
painting, photography

DESCRIPTION

By reducing all elements in his composition to their essential geometries and treating light as a palpable presence, Edward Hopper imbued his images of everyday life with what the American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson called an “alienated majesty.” One of two permanent collection displays on the Museum’s fifth-floor mezzanine, Edward Hopper and Photography pairs Hopper paintings from the Whitney’s permanent collection with the work of contemporary photographers who share an interest in elevating everyday subject matter by manipulating light. The six photographers represented in this presentation, Gregory Crewdson, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, William Eggleston, Steve Fitch, Todd Hido, and Stephen Shore, record mundane subjects but endow their photographs with emotional poignancy and mystery similar to that in Hopper’s art.