Edward Hopper, Room in New York, 1932, oil on canvas, 29 1/4 x 36 5/8".


Edward Hopper

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
Palacio de Villahermosa, Paseo del Prado 8
June 12 - September 16

Curated by Tomàs Llorens and Didier Ottinger

Hopper does the Continent: It has the ring of screwball comedy, somehow, but perhaps isn’t as incongruous as it sounds, since the paragon of repressed Yankee reticence has a way of finding common ground with modernists of all stripes and extractions. In this comprehensive exhibition, a coproduction of the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (where it’s to open next month) and the Réunion des Musées Nationaux­ Grand Palais in Paris, expect sixty-five of the American realist’s paintings and engravings supplemented with works by those with whom he is most frequently associated—Robert Henri, Walter Sickert, Winslow Homer, etc. The French iteration (opening October 10) brings a new set of contextualizing material to the core checklist, including an expanded selection of drawings and prints. Goya scholar Valeriano Bozal contributes to the Spanish-language edition of the catalogue.