Early Sunday Morning (1930) is one of Edward Hopper’s most iconic paintings. Although he described this work as “almost a literal translation of Seventh Avenue,” Hopper reduced the New York City street to bare essentials. The lettering in the window signs is illegible, architectural ornament is loosely sketched, and human presence is merely suggested by the various curtains differentiating discrete apartments. The long, early morning shadows in the painting would never appear on a north-south street such as Seventh Avenue. Yet these very contrasts of light and shadow, and the succession of verticals and horizontals, create the charged, almost theatrical, atmosphere of empty buildings on an unpopulated street at the beginning of the day.
Produced by THE SKATEROOM in 2022
Certificate of Authenticity signed by THE SKATEROOM
Skateboard deck measures approx. 31x8in (80x20cm)
Made of 7 ply Grade A Canadian Maple wood
Top-print includes printed signature of the artist