Sunday, December 03, 2017


EDWARD HOPPER'S 1942 painting NIGHTHAWKS is perhaps my favourite painting. 
Heading for a pizza recently I spotted this couple having a smoke outside the Dáil Bar on Middle Street in Galway. The scene reminded me so much of Hopper's painting: the corner location, the Dáil Bar instead of Phillies, the couple with a girl in a red dress, the conversation, the deserted space apart from one bystander, looking elsewhere, caught up in his own thoughts. 

NIGHTHAWKS Edward Hopper 1942

A sepia photoshopped "mood" version of Galway Nighthawks.

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