July 20, 2007

Edward Hopper sale in Pennsylvania: early works on paper

Geoff Gehman of The Morning Call reports: "On Saturday, the 125th anniversary of Edward Hopper's birth, eDavid Gallery in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, will open a show-sale of 27 works on paper Hopper made in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, before he became a household name. All but four of the drawings are owned by Bruce Loch, who runs the Thurston Royce Gallery of Fine Art in the Allentown headquarters of his accounting and real-estate firms....Loch, who grew up in New Tripoli, acquired the Hoppers through a Manhattan gallery that represents the seller, the Rev. Arthayer R. Sanborn, who was a family friend in Hopper's hometown of Nyack, N.Y. Sanborn received the works in 1968, the year after he helped bury Hopper, from Josephine (Jo) Hopper, the artist's wife, model, champion and nemesis." Read more.