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.
As part of their exhibition “Hopper Drawing,” the Whitney Museum has installed a three-dimensional recreation of the artist’s most famous work, Nighthawks, at Fifth Avenue and Broadway in the Flatiron district.
“Hopper Drawing,” which includes many of Hopper’s paintings alongside more than 200 works on paper, runs through Oct. 6.
This morning, Sotheby’s American Art sale brought in $34,787,625, with 88 percent sold by lot, the highest total for an auction of American Art at Sotheby’s since May 2008.