New show opens Parisian window onto artist Hopper

People stand near Edward Hopper's (1882-1967) oil painting "Girlie Show" from 1941 at the Grand Palais in ParisPARIS (Reuters) – A major retrospective of Edward Hopper opening in Paris overturns some of the cliches about the 20th-century artist, uncovering the French and broader European influences that lie behind his label as the consummate "American" scene-painter. The show, which runs from October 10 to January 28 at the Grand Palais, is devoted in part to familiar works such as 1942's "Nighthawks" or 1940's "Gas", scenes of urban and rural loneliness which show a dystopian view of mid-20th century America. …

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