{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 1880, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/1880", "Disp_Access_No" : "1931.26", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1921", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1921", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1921", "Disp_Title" : "Night in the Park", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Edward Hopper", "Sort_Artist" : "Hopper, Edward", "Disp_Dimen" : "12 3/8 x 16 1/4 in. (31.5 x 41.3 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "12 3/8 in.", "Disp_Width" : "16 1/4 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "sheet", "Medium" : "Printer''s ink", "Support" : "paper", "Disp_Medium" : "Etching", "Info_Page_Comm" : "In 1921, when this print was created, Edward Hopper was a relatively unknown artist who had sold a few paintings but had not begun to receive the acclaim that would be his within a few years. By 1931, when it was exhibited at MAG and acquired with funds donated by a relative of the Watson family, Hopper had become HOPPER; the Museum of Modern Art had purchased one of his paintings the year before. While MAG does not own any of his canvases, we are fortunate to own this print and one other from Hopper’s decade of printmaking, 1915–1924. The cinematic quality of Hopper’s paintings is evident even in his etchings. A shadowy figure placed at the far end of a line of benches could easily be a character from a Hollywood “film noir.” [Label text from It Came From the Vault exhibition, 2013]", "Dedication" : "Granger A. Hollister Fund", "Copyright_Type" : "Public Domain", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Print", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/31.26_A2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/31.26_A2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/31.26_A2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/31.26_A2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "39066", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 1881, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/1881", "Disp_Access_No" : "1989.52", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1921", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1921", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1921", "Disp_Title" : "Night Shadows", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Edward Hopper", "Sort_Artist" : "Hopper, Edward", "Disp_Dimen" : "10 5/8 x 13 3/16 in. (27 x 33.5 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "10 5/8 in.", "Disp_Width" : "13 3/16 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "sheet", "Medium" : "Printer''s ink", "Support" : "wove paper", "Disp_Medium" : "Etching", "Info_Page_Comm" : "Edward Hopper’s prints, like those of Martin Lewis, have a strong relationship to cinematic film noir. The artist gives us the sense that we are unseen watchers observing clandestine activity, and we have a feeling of unease. Strongly contrasting light and dark areas and sharp diagonal lines heighten these precarious and anxious feelings. Who are these people? Are they city dwellers or newcomers? As Jonathan Franzen wrote in a 1966 essay in the New Yorker, “There’s no better way of rejecting where you came from, no plainer declaration of an intention to reinvent yourself, than moving to New York.” Hopper’s work suggests how the city’s cloak of anonymity makes Franzen’s statement possible. [Label text, 2003]", "Dedication" : "Gift of Sister Magdalen LaRow in honor of Robert Gianniny", "Copyright_Type" : "Public Domain", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Print", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/89.52_A2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/89.52_A2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/89.52_A2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/89.52_A2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "43457", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }