Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Stories like this cannot really be true, can they? It seems that when Edward Hopper's wife Jo died in 1968 she left their Cape Cod home to Mary Schiffenhaus, a neighbor who helped care for her. (Our family has visited the house.) Edward Hopper had died the previous year in May (on my birthday). Ms. Schiffenhaus looked around the cupboards and found 22 drawings by Edward Hopper that she then gave to a friend. The drawings go on display today and are being sold by the recipient of this gift, Boston attorney Frank M. Capezzera. Some of these drawings are studies for Hopper's most important works. They are for sale in the $130,000 to $250,000 range. Anyone out there want to help me buy one? We will be in New York City next week to pick up Amy from school.