Two Hopper Sketches
When I was a child, they were stuck with a little thumbtack on the wall in my grandfather's kitchen, and later on I found them just loose in a photo album. My grandfather is the heavyset boxer in the picture, and he was a boyhood friend of Edward Hopper. And Edward Hopper was a very tall and slender man, and of course he didn't fare too well in the boxing match.
I like the tack hole in the drawing where it was tacked up on the wall.
On the kitchen wall.
As you know, Edward Hopper's works have brought about $26 million to $27 million.
But I don't think it's going to be worth quite that because this is not what he's known for.
Exactly. That's right.
And these are kind of fun sketches, but 1900 is very early for him. I think each of these would be in the $10,000 to $15,000 range at least.
18 years old, and we can see he was a budding talent, but not in the boxing match. I don't think he really stood a chance, judging from the drawing.
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