Hopper’s final painting on view at the Currier Museum

Edward Hopper (American, 1882-1967), Two Comedians, oil on canvas. Private collection. Fair use of low-resolution copyrighted image sourced through WikiArt

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – Edward Hopper’s (American, 1882-1967) final painting is currently on view at the Currier Museum of Art.

“Two Comedians,” showing the artist and his wife taking a bow onstage, once belonged to singer Frank Sinatra.

Hopper painted the work in 1966 at age 83, when he and his wife were seriously ill. He died the following year.

Museum curator Kurt Sundstrom said it is a somber reflection of two people alone on a dark stage. He said, “They have a presence, but it’s a presence of people who will soon disappear.”

“Two Comedians” will be on display at the Currier Museum of Art until January 2020. It is accompanied by other works by Hopper and his contemporaries, on the theme of theatre and life in the American city.

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