This Week's Hopper #4

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Gas (1939)

(many thanks to Jim King for this rather bleak image)

2 comments:

swac said...

Yay! This might be my favourite Hopper. I don't know why...maybe it's a comment about the encroachment of the industrialized world upon the natural one...or maybe I just like the look of old gas pumps.

Tom Sutpen said...

Could be both. Main reason I like it is the same reason I like nearly every Hopper. The man knew what human solitude is, truly. It's one thing to feel it, no matter how acutely, but to express it as he did takes something beyond the farther reaches of artistry.

I wish I could do it, I'll say that much.