José Colón on Edward Hopper’s New York Movie
A security officer revisits the communal experience of moviegoing through Hopper’s 1939 painting.
Apr 16, 2021
In our latest online edition of MoMA’s ArtSpeaks program, a member of our staff shares personal impressions of an artwork in the galleries. Here, security officer José Colón looks closely at Edward Hopper’s 1939 New York Movie, noting that the painting’s lush detail (“you feel the velvet of the seats”) simultaneously captures an intimate moment and triggers a longing for the shared moviegoing experiences of the past—and, hopefully, the future.
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