Light and White Summer
The image left, is a detail from Edward Hopper’s Le Bistro or The Wine Shop, painted in Paris. I love his enigmatic paintings and recently saw several great works at the <NEW> Renzo Piano designed Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. After breakfast at the Donut Plant on 23rd, (situated next to the iconic Chelsea Hotel), we walked west to The High Line and enjoyed an elevated/ urban/arcadian stroll on a former freight line. The views include classic westside cityscapes as well as a distant view of the Statue of Liberty. The southern terminus of this amazing park is at the Whitney, which is a work of art in itself. The history of founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, an artist herself, is remarkable, her vision in creating this American Museum, an everlasting gift. I’m enjoying reading Whitney Women and the Museum They Made.