November 27, 2018

On November 13 at Christie’s, Edward Hopper – the most celebrated painter of the solitary realities of 20th-century life – joined the unreality of today’s art market when his 1929 painting “Chop Suey” sold for $91.9 million<--break->, an auction high for the artist.

This much-exhibited painting of two young women seated in a sunlit Chinese restaurant had been estimated to go for $70 million to $100 million.

That’s a lot of fortune cookies.

SOURCE: Scott Reyburn, New York Times (11/14/18)