Crystal Bridges Acquires Hopper Painting of Roosevelt Island

'Blackwell's Island,' 1928, by Hopper. (Courtesy Christie's Images/Crystal Bridges)

Back in May, Edward Hopper’s 1928 painting Blackwell’s Island sold for $19.2 million at Christie’s American art sale in New York, the second-highest price ever paid for a painting by the artist at auction. Though the winning bidder has not been revealed, the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark. announced that it has acquired the work—from a private collector, it said—and will soon put it on view. Read More