X Is The Leonard Cohen Of Y: #68. Edward Hopper Is The Leonard Cohen Of Painting


Nighthawks by Edward Hopper

Hopper Also Roy Orbison & Bruce Springsteen Of Painting

Edward Hopper is #68 on the X Is The Leonard Cohen Of Y list. More specifically, according to the Vulture article, Does the New Whitney Show That Modernism Never Really Happened in America? by Jerry Saltz and David Wallace-Wells,

Hopper is the Leonard Cohen, Roy Orbison, and Bruce Springsteen of painting, an only-the-lonely artist of ordinary life, trying to survive.

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