Allied Flags, Union League Club (1917), Childe Hassam
City Roofs (1932), Edward Hopper
The Whitney Museum of American Art announced today that the two paintings have been promised to the Museum for its permanent collection. The gift, which has been in private hands, was anonymously donated.
Childe Hassam (1859-1935) produced a series of approximately thirty flag paintings representing Fifth Avenue and the adjacent streets. This is the first painting by Hassam to enter The Whitney’s collection. In “Allied Flags” Hassam depicts himself among the pedestrians
The Edward Hopper (1882-1967) “City Roofs” depicts the rooftop of Hopper’s studio at 3 Washington Square North in Greenwich Village, where he lived and worked in his rented apartment from 1913 until his death in 1967. Hopper also maintained a home and studio in Cape Cod. “City Roofs” is the only painting done of his New York Home.