Sunday, November 21, 2004

Hopper's Inspiration For "Gas" To Be Re-Built 

Important art news on the weekend that the Museum of Modern Art re-opens in Manhattan. It seems that the service station that was the inspiration for Edward Hopper's painting "Gas" burned down recently and is going to be re-created in its original form.

You pass the gas station when you travel through Truro on Cape Cod on the way to Provincetown. Our family stopped there 3 years ago on our last family vacation in Chatham. It had completely fallen apart, no one was around, and the only thing it was used for was as a location for purchasing firewood.

You can see the painting, of course, at MOMA.

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