Real Oil Paints, Real Brushes, Real Artists, Real Art. The Certificate of Authenticity which arrives with every painting provides an assurance and verifies the authenticity of the hand painted fine art reproduction you purchased. Each oil painting is created by hand using only the finest canvas and oil paints available.
Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of Night Hawks, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of Night Hawks that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
Edward Hopper’s 1942 painting Nighthawks in one of the most enduring images in American twentieth-century history, perfectly conjuring the luminous yet solitary atmosphere of New York - the city that never sleeps.
The subject of countless reproductions, Hopper’s work has become engrained in the popular consciousness, being an entry point into painting for many that would not usually have found an interest. Referenced repeatedly in popular culture and recognisable to anyone with even a passing acquaintance with painting, Nighthawks is the product of Hopper’s lasting fascination with the American urban experience. Inspired by a restaurant in Greenwich Village where two streets intersect, Hopper’s reproduction of this midnight scene is a carefully constructed image that seems to exist in its own right. Without a narrative, nor acting as an allegory, Hopper’s figures are introspective totems of mid-century modernity. The newly introduced innovation of fluorescent lighting illuminates the figures in startling, daylight clarity, that makes the diner appear like an eerie beacon in the American night. The perfectly seamless layer of glass separates inside from out, but only barely, as Hopper’s subjects appear as natural in their element as they are separate from each other.
Hopper’s canvas coincided with America’s entry into World War II, and although familiar to many his paintings are not populist banalities, they pulsate with a bold atmosphere challenging the sombre mood found therein. Although he began painting in the early 1900s, Hopper is most known for his vivid representation of life during the Depression in which millions found themselves out of work. Although immediately appearing to be a nostalgic reproduction of American life, the bright light of the diner casts the figures in an interrogative, sordid, glow. An endless source of fascination and material for popular representations of the American experience, Hopper’s painterly documentary style will forever be emblematic of wartime New York.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.