Evoking Edward Hopper's Blackwell's Island Painting, An Exhibition At Octagon Gallery Presented By Roosevelt Island Historical Society - Opening Reception 5 - 8 PM August 12
According to the Roosevelt Island Historical Society (RIHS):
Following the May 23rd sale of Edward Hopper's Blackwell Island (1928) at auction by Christie's, The Roosevelt Island Historical Society presents a full-size reproduction of the painting (35 x 60 inches), together with related historical images from contemporary photographs and sketches, in an exhibition Evoking Edward Hopper’s Blackwell’s Island at The Octagon Gallery, which is housed in a building depicted in the painting.More on the Edward Hopper Blackwell's Island painting from previous post.
The exhibition will feature a full-sized canvas replica of Blackwell’s Island, alongside photographs of the actual historical images that Edward Hopper depicted in the work.
"Visitors will easily connect the buildings, scenery and people in the landscape with the images captured by contemporaries in photographs and sketches that are today part of the collection of the Roosevelt Island Historical Society," said Judith Berdy, president of the Society.
Blackwell’s Island sold for $19.2 million and was previously exhibited by several prominent galleries, including the Carnegie Institute, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art, as well as the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
The Opening Reception will be held on Monday, August 12, 2013, from 5:00 - 8:00 pm in The Octagon Gallery at 888 Main Street, on Roosevelt Island.
Evoking Edward Hopper’s Blackwell’s Island is free and open to the public daily, during normal Gallery hours from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm daily, through September 7, 2013.
Image Courtesy Roosevelt Island Historical Society