In 2012 alnewyork found a companion print to corner saloon, now having left NY moma for Stanford cantor. Click thru to now inaccurate web of the museum which still thinks it owns the painting. I think the Varsity scene I snagged below turns Palo altans into detached hopperesque figures
Edward Hopper’s simply titled “Corner Saloon,” from 1913, depicts the kind of regular city bar on an ordinary street corner that makes it almost impossible to figure out exactly where it was located.
The smokestacks give a hint: probably by a river.
And a caption from the Metropolitan Museum of Art website states that it’s the same corner Hopper sketched in 1921’s “Night Shadows” (right).
It’s an “actual location in New York . . . It is a downtown street near the riverfront, marked by a simple brick building with a painted sign,” the Met says. But where?