Hassam’s Allied Flags and Hopper’s City Roofs Bequeathed to The Whitney

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.

While you’re at The Whitney, check out Calder: Hypermobility. Here are a few images from the exhibit, which will be on view to October 23, 2017, and more on Artsy’s Alexander Calder page.

Directly opposite The Whitney, on Gansevoort, is Allouche Gallery with the current exhibit Turn the Line by artist, Nick Georgiou on view until June 25th.