Macomb's Dam Bridge
For some, modernity resulted in an increasing feeling of alienation, as people began moving through spaces at a faster pace. Edward Hopper captured this transitory nature of modern life in paintings infused with a sense of isolation and estrangement.
Completed at the height of Hopper’s career, this painting shows Macombs Dam Bridge, which connects Manhattan and the Bronx. There are no signs of life in the city. Instead, an eerie stillness pervades the scene, resulting in a disquieting mood.
Oil on canvas
35 x 60 3/16in. (88.9 x 152.9cm)
frame: 40 7/8 x 66 x 3 3/4 in. (103.8 x 167.6 x 9.5 cm)
Signed, lower right: "EDWARD HOPPER"
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Bequest of Mary T. Cockcroft
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