Edward Hopper http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29257/all en 'Nighthawks' for night owls as Hopper finishes on Paris high http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/nighthawks-night-owls-hopper-finishes-paris-high <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>"Nighthawks", the best known painting of Edward Hopper, will be on show for Parisian night owls this weekend as a smash-hit exhibition that has confirmed the enormous appeal of the American realist artist reaches its conclusion.</p> <p>The doors of Paris's Grand Palais were to remain open throughout the nights of Friday and Saturday in order to allow an expected 40,000 visitors to squeeze in a final viewing of a collection which has been one of the hottest tickets in town since it opened on October 10.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/nighthawks-night-owls-hopper-finishes-paris-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Edward Hopper Edward Hopper Entertainment Modern art Modern painters AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:30:41 +0000 5743142 at http://www.globalpost.com Smash-hit Hopper show on Paris home straight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/smash-hit-hopper-show-paris-home-straight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A smash-hit Paris exhibition of works by US artist Edward Hopper was to close Sunday after being seen by three quarters of a million people in less than four months.</p> <p>The doors of the Grand Palais remained open throughout the nights of Friday and Saturday in order to allow 40,000 visitors to squeeze in a final viewing of one of the hottest exhibitions in town, museum officials said.</p> <p>The all-night opening was an honour accorded previously to blockbuster displays of the works of Pablo Picasso (in 2008-09) and Claude Monet (2010-11).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/smash-hit-hopper-show-paris-home-straight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Edward Hopper Edward Hopper Modern art Modern painters AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 17:30:29 +0000 5744632 at http://www.globalpost.com In Paris, Hopper show is smash hit with 780,000 visitors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/paris-hopper-show-smash-hit-780000-visitors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A smash-hit Paris exhibition of works by US artist Edward Hopper closed Sunday after attracting more than 780,000 visitors in less than four months.</p> <p>Demand was so feverish that the Grand Palais stayed open all night on Friday and Saturday.</p> <p>Museum officials said 40,000 art lovers flocked to the show over the weekend up to the closing bell at 11:00 pm on Sunday.</p> <p>The exceptional opening hours put Hopper on a par with Picasso and Monet, the subjects of previous Grand Palais blockbusters in 2008-09 and 2010-11.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/paris-hopper-show-smash-hit-780000-visitors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Edward Hopper Edward Hopper Modern art Modern painters AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 22:46:10 +0000 5744848 at http://www.globalpost.com Hopper outstrips Picasso on Paris home turf http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/hopper-outstrips-picasso-paris-home-turf <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A major Edward Hopper retrospective has pulled in more than three-quarters of a million visitors, outstripping even a blockbuster collection of the works of long-time Paris resident Picasso.</p> <p>In figures that underline the extraordinary popularity of the American realist artist, organisers revealed Monday that a total of 784,269 visitors had come through the doors of the French capital's Grand Palais in less than four months.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/hopper-outstrips-picasso-paris-home-turf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Edward Hopper Edward Hopper Entertainment Modern art Modern painters Social Issues AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:01:32 +0000 5745577 at http://www.globalpost.com US auction sets record for Hopper painting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131206/us-auction-sets-record-hopper-painting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Edward Hopper painting of a bleak US street corner during the Great Depression sold Thursday for $40.5 million, a record for the American artist, the Christie's auction house said.</p> <p>"East Wind Over Weehawken," a wintery depiction of a an angular two-story Victorian house with a for-sale sign on a nearby lot, had been valued at between $22 million and $28 million.</p> <p>It was sold by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts to finance new acquisitions and went to an anonymous bidder, Christie's said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131206/us-auction-sets-record-hopper-painting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American art Edward Hopper Nighthawks USD AFP Fri, 06 Dec 2013 07:22:52 +0000 6011138 at http://www.globalpost.com