“What was an important early personal acquisition?
“The Hopper painting. It’s called “Hodgkin’s House.” I was really nervous about it. It was at the time certainly the most expensive thing by far I had ever bought. It belonged to David Geffen. It’s one of the things that’s skyrocketed in value. There are just so few in private hands.”
Hodgkin’s House was one of nine Gloucester paintings included in the 1933 Museum of Modern Art Edward Hopper retrospective. The eight other paintings were: Cape Ann Granite, Houses of Squam Light, Haskell’s House, Marty Welch’s House, Adams’s House, Freight Cars at Gloucester, Italian Quarter, and Box Factory Gloucester
Christie’s auction house has released more information about one of the upcoming Rockefeller sales. It includes a good reproduction of Cape Ann Granite.
We were very happy to see the Good Harbor Beach footbridge survived the recent assault of snow, wind, tide and general abuse but we also took note that a moat has developed at the base. We observed people jumping down or lifting their dogs so they could reach the bridge from ground level. I spoke briefly with a city worker who noted this kind of damage is not the normal post storm kind. He’d never seen the moat so deep. Fascinating what Mother Nature can do!
Former Valentine’s Day Event becomes a Spring Celebration!
SeniorCare Inc. will hold its annual Celebrate Spring Breakfast to benefit Meals on Wheels on Friday, March 16, 2018, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at The Gloucester House, located 63 Rogers Street in downtown Gloucester. Tickets are $12 per person and include a buffet breakfast. Breakfast sponsorships are available at a variety of levels. Formerly the SeniorCare Valentines Breakfast, proceeds from the breakfast will benefit SeniorCare’s Meals on Wheels program.
SeniorCare Inc.’s Meals on Wheels program brings a daily meal right to the door of homebound elders, Monday through Friday. Menus are designed by nutrition experts to meet the needs of older adults and are prepared by a professional caterer. In addition, homebound elders have a daily interaction with the delivery team—sometimes their only human contact that day. SeniorCare currently delivers Meals on Wheels to more than 550 elders each day. Annually, this…
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