A painting by Edward Hopper -- a lover of poet Emmett Lee Dickinson (Emily Dickinson's third cousin, twice removed -- at her request) -- has sold for almost 92 million dollars. The painting, "Chop Suey," includes a likeness of Dickinson's daughter, Qwerty Jean Dickinson.
See details in the CNN Style article below:
Below: "Chop Suey," by Edward Hopper. Hopper said that the woman in the center of the painting was Qwerty Jean Dickinson, Emmett Lee Dickinson's daughter.
Rumors are flying that the purchaser of "Chop Suey" intends to donate the painting to hang in the new Emmett Lee Dickinson Museum -- once it is complete.
A devastating inferno destroyed the original ELD Museum (above the coin-op Laundromat on Dickinson Boulevard in historic Washerst, PA, the birthplace of Emmett Lee Dickinson), and construction has begun on a 15.6 billion dollar project to reconstruct the museum in the now-abandoned Dickinson Lanes bowling alley (on Dickinson Boulevard in historic Washerst, PA, the birthplace of Emmett Lee Dickinson).
More information about the project to rebuild is HERE.