SFMOMA Acquires Iconic Edward Hopper Painting

Last week the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art acquired Edward Hopper’s “Intermission,” one of his most famous works, from San Francisco’s Fraenkel Gallery in collaboration with funds from the Schwab and Fischer families.

The oil painting features a lone woman sitting in the front row of a theater.  The painting highlights Hopper’s signature realist style with geometric synchronization and his view of 20th century American life.

Hopper is most famous for his 1942 piece “Nighthawks,” which depicts people sitting at a late night diner.  The piece was purchased by the Art Institute of Chicago for $3,000, which was a steal because the painting is an icon in American art and would sell for much more today.

“Intermission,” is famous because it is one of the latest works Hopper created before passing away on May 15, 1967.

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Source: Huffington Post