Sunday, April 22, 2007


Edward Hopper (1882-1967

Edward Hopper American realist of the inter-war period, once said: "The man's the work. Something doesn't come out of nothing."

He is best known for his late night diner painting, "Nighthawks."

He was intensely private, solitude and introspection were themes in his paintings.

My version of Edward Hopper's 1931 painting, Hotel Room, is a rundown seedy place. Grafiti covers the back wall. The interior walls are dirty. The bed sheets and carpet are stained. There are cracks in the walls. Not seen in Hopper's painting, there is a rat lurking behind her suitcase.

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