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  • Edward Hopper's Blackwell Island to auction for first time
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    Paul Fraser
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Edward Hopper's Blackwell Island to auction for first time

Edward Hopper's 1928 work Blackwell Island is to cross the block at Christie's New York for the very first time on May 23.

Offered from a private American collection, the painting features the New York City island from across the river, against a dramatic background of industrial buildings. Blackwell Island was renamed Roosevelt Island in 1971, in honour of President D Roosevelt.


The current Hopper record was achieved by Hotel Window (1955) in 2006. It stands at $26.9m

Christie's $20m valuation suggests Blackwell Island has the potential to break the artist's $26.9m record - held by his 1955 Hotel Window.

The 1928 oil on canvas has been exhibited in several major museums, including New York's Museum of Modern Art.

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  • Post author
    Paul Fraser
  • BlackwellEdwardHopper'sIsland