• Un café du jour la nuit à l'Automat, un hommage à Edward Hopper

    10 days ago - By Acrylic and Light

    16 x 12", acrylic on mounted gessoed aluminum panelpainting 280, 2020
    Edward Hopper painted Automat in 1927. It is the collection of the Des Moines Art Center in Des Moines, Iowa. An automat was a type of restaurant that served simple foods and drinks from vending machines. This fast-food concept first appeared in Berlin Germany in 1895. The first to open in the US in 1912 was located at 818 Chestnut St. in Philadelphia. Horn & Hardart became the most prominent American automat chain. They were popular in northern industrial cities and were generally open 24 hours/day. They grew out of...
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