Dear Mr. Hopper,
Yes, it's true. Another pathetic parody has been painted of your masterpiece, "Nighthawks."
And I'm sorry, I did it. But rest assured it will never be as widely known as that nails-on-the-chalkboard version, "Boulevard of Broken Dreams."
I know there has been many over the years from The Simpsons to that one with chickens, so I'm positive mine is not the worst offense. Yes, I butchered your lonely composition and the stark balance of warm and cool lighting. But please understand, I did it out of respect and love of your work. The task of recreating the mood you set has taught me that I have a lot to learn. I hope if we ever meet in the afterlife, you will not dismiss me completely, but pat me on my head and say, "at least you tried."
Here's my "Nighthawks" homage, with the classic Univeral monsters:
"Night at Karloff's" - 20x16 Acrylics
And some works-in-progress:
Some sketches of the classic Universal monsters
Final Wolfman sketch
Final pencils on board
The Bride is starting to get some color
Wolfie is getting there
I wish I did a more horizontal piece like Hopper's original. It's just not the same without the street scene. Note to self: work more on composition. And don't mess with a masterpiece.