Cologne

Office in a Small City, oil on canvas, 1953.

Office in a Small City, oil on canvas, 1953.

Cologne

Edward Hopper

Museum Ludwig
Heinrich-Böll-Platz
October 9, 2004–January 9, 2005

Tate Modern
Bankside
May 27–September 5, 2004

Curated by Sheena Wagstaff

British audiences haven’t seen much Edward Hopper since the Whitney’s 1980 retrospective traveled to London’s Hayward Gallery, so this show is the first to test the American artist’s dour probity against the freewheeling post-YBA climate. Tate Modern curator Sheena Wagstaff aims to present a straightforward look at Hopper’s achievement: roughly eighty oils, watercolors, prints, and preparatory drawings, from his early plein air sketches of Paris to the increasingly frugal mindscapes of his last years. Running concurrently with a survey of Hopper fan Luc Tuymans, the show features a film program selected by Todd Haynes and a catalogue with essays by Wagstaff, Brian O’Doherty, and others.

Travels to the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Oct. 9–Jan. 9, 2005.