Edward Hopper fans, get your bidding paddles ready. The Edward Hopper House Art Center is auctioning off the chance for two lucky art lovers to spend the night in the artist’s bedroom in Nyack, New York.
The museum, where Hopper lived until he was 28, has recreated the historic bedroom in situ. Based on the artist’s early drawings and paintings of the room, interior designer Ernest de la Torre and architect Walter Cain have done their best to return the space to its former appearance with period-appropriate furniture and decor.
Guests can peer out of the windows to the Hudson River below, which is credited with providing much artistic inspiration to the young artist. Hopper’s original full-size bed frame will be there, albeit with a brand new mattress for the occasion.
The residence, on the National Register of Historic Places, is now a museum and arts center, and has not had overnight visitors since the 1970s, when the top floor was rented out to tenants. The overnight stay will be the highlight of the current exhibition, “Edward Hopper’s Bedroom Reimagined,” on view through the end of May.
The bidding is open online through October 15, and is currently at just $650. The sale, which will culminate with an invitation-only live auction event, will benefit local arts education and student studio space at the Edward Hopper House.
See more photos of the recreated bedroom below.
“Edward Hopper’s Bedroom Reimagined” is on view at the Edward Hopper House Art Center, 82 North Broadway, Nyack, New York, October 2–May 31, 2017.
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