Hopper Drawing is a show at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York that pulls from a collection of over 2,500 drawings in the museum’s holdings, along with some of Hopper’s most iconic paintings, to examine both his process as a painter and his role as a draftsman.
Though I have not yet seen the exhibition, I’m loooking forward to it. I particularly enjoy seeing both preliminary drawings for paintings and the finished paintings side by side; few arrangements are more revealing of an artist’s process.
The museum has an online feature showcasing the paintings and related studies, though it is hampered by one of those unnecessarily “clever” interfaces that gets in your way rather than making it easy to browse the images.
A new book, Hopper Drawing, accompanies the exhibition.
Hopper Drawing runs until October 6, 2013.