Art Noir: Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks (1942)

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Nighthawks (1942). The Art Institute of Chicago.
Nighthawks (1942). The Art Institute of Chicago.

From a recent post on Neatorama

NO WAY OUT: Look closely; there’s no entrance to this diner. We as observers are shut out, and the figures are trapped within. The only door looks to be a service exit to the kitchen, so the only figure who can escape is the busboy, who is separated from the diners not only by the counter, but also by his white-clothed innocence and youth…

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