1942- Nighthawks

Listen to the Story: 31 minutes


Now it could be the bias of my upbringing, and the culture I was steeped in, but to me, this is hands down the most iconic image in all of American art. Nighthawks has been copied, parodied, reinterpreted, and propagated from the moment of its creation in 1942 all the way to the present. I probably only have to mention three people sitting in a diner, while a man in white stoops behind the counter, and you’ve got that image in your head. Ultimately, Nighthawks speaks to something deeply, deeply American…

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