Aliens in the Apple

East Wind Over Weehawken

Franci 24 Mar 2014 Culture

The other night we had our temporary landlord over for dinner and as well as having a lovely time, we also found out a bit about some of the art around here. The big painting in the dining room is a replica of The Storm by Pierre Auguste Cot.


We should go check it out at the Met sometime!

Another very interesting thing we found out was that a painting by Edward Hopper that depicts this house sold at Christie’s last year for $36 million ($40.5 million with fees!). It’s called East Wind Over Weehawken and was painted during the Depression.


Here is what it looks like these days:

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Comments (3)

Alexia Hoyt 24 Mar 2014 at 11:52pm

Why did they flatten out the houses (from painting to photo) or have those houses been completely rebuilt?

lianahavelaar 25 Mar 2014 at 12:09am

So the painting is of the house you’re staying in?
Speaking of the Met, we are reading a book which has the Met as the main setting … I’ve been meaning to tell you about it, for Marica’s education ;-), but was waiting to pass judgment on the book till we’ve read it all …
But we’re enjoying it so far. It’s called “From the mixed-up files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler” by E L Konigsburg.

Ben 25 Mar 2014 at 10:27pm

Yes, the house on the corner (in front on both painting and photo) is the one we’re staying in — for another week.