Yesterday I visited the Hopper exhibition at the Thyssen Museum. Although Two Comedians is not one of my favourite Hopper paintings, I liked this story around it and the song by Frank Sinatra.
In 1965 Hopper painted what would be his last work, Two Comedians. “Hopper’s intuition that there was a parallel between himself and Pierrot reflects his awareness of the solitude that he shared with clowns and other artists in their roles as outsiders.” The painting belonged for many years to Frank Sinatra who, in his song Send in the Clowns, tells the story of an ageing couple that seems to refer to this painting. (Hopper biography)
My previous post on this exhibition is HERE.