Edward Hopper’s “East Wind Over Weehawken” Sold for $40.5 Million

Edward Hopper’s “East Wind Over Weehawken” sold for $40.5 million at Christie’s sale of American Art in New York. That makes it the most expensive Hopper ever sold, beating the record $26.9 million for “Hotel Window,” and exceeds pre-auction estimates of $22 million to $28 million. The painting which captures the melancholy of post-Depression life in America acquired by the anonymous buyer by telephone.

Edward Hopper painting sets record for $40.5 million

In 1952, the academy in Philadelphia, bough this 1934 masterpiece from the artist’s dealer Frank K. M. Rehn for $2,750. The academy, which will receive $36 million, intends to use the funds to establish an endowment for the purchase of additional art, particularly contemporary work.

Weehawken has been shown at PAFA many times and has been included in major Hopper exhibitions elsewhere, most recently a touring European retrospective that closed this year in Paris.

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Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.


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