Edward Hopper Diorama at Flatiron Building

Last weekend the Whitney unveiled a 3D installation diorama of Edward Hopper’s iconic “Nighthawk’s” painting outside New York’s Flatiron building. Though Gothamist was quick to point out that the actual diner never existed, Hopper himself said that the locale “was suggested by a restaurant on Greenwich Avenue where two streets meet.”

Check out Whitney curator Carter Foster’s attempted search for Hopper’s NYC inspiration in a graph published previously by New York Magazine:

The piece will be on view free to the public to promote the Hopper Drawing exhibit at the Whitney, closing October 6th.

Through October 6th,
Flatiron Building
175 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

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Kathleen is Brooklyn-based writer who works in research, poetry and music.

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