What better way to promote an art show featuring the works of one artist than to reimagine one of his most popular ouvres?
It was between May and October of last year when the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City held an exhibit featuring the drawings and process of American painter Edward Hopper, aptly called Hopper Drawing. In line with this, the gallery created a cut-out 3D pop-up installation of one of his most famous works, Nighthawks in The Prow art space located inside the equally iconic Flatiron Building along Fifth Avenue.
Passersby were unable to resist taking a closer look – we’re sure you would, too, have you been able to see a famous painting reimagined!
Hopper created Nighthawks in 1942 and depicted four people – 3 patrons and the man behind the bar – inside an all-night diner. According to the artist, who’s a native New Yorker himself, it was actually inspired by “a restaurant on New York’s Greenwich Avenue where two streets meet.” Nighthawks has become so influential over time that it has been referenced numerous times in literature, film, television, music, other paintings and sculptures, and even parodies.