While you’d like to think the celtics should blow Miami out of the water, I wouldn’t touch it, only because you never know which Celtics team will show up.

The Heat undoubtedly will be playing like every game is game 7. The Celtics if they follow the Bruins path and take the Heat lightly like the bruins took the Panthers lightly could easily let one get away. The MO of this team for the past four years is always to make things hard on themselves.

Now with Tatum having what could be considered his breakout series where he really came up strong when their backs were against the wall down 2 games to 3 in the series against Philly and taking over might be the confidence boost they need.

There’s only two players on Miami that are big time threats IMO- Butler (obvi) and Bam Abedayo who always seems to play us tough. Tyler Herro being out is huge for the Celtics.

I have absolutely no idea what’s gonna happen tonight, which Celtics team is going to show up so I’m staying away from it. I don’t like laying 8.5 points against ANY team so I’ll just watch enjoy it for what it is.

If I had to bet it I’d take the Heat and +8.5 but what is the fun in betting a few sheckles against your own team in the Eastern Conference Finals? No thanks.

The GloucesterCast Will Be Streaming From Mile Marker One At 9AM Thursday 5/18/23 Link to join here-

The GloucesterCast Will Be Streaming From Mile Marker One At 9AM Thursday 5/18/23 Link to join here-

Link to join here-

If you subscribe to the GloucesterCast Podcast it will be emailed to you so if you miss it you can still access it through the free email! Link to subscribe here

Blackwood March Auction in 3 days! 222 lots. Cape Ann Artists then and now.

Blackwood March Auction – Fine arts and antiques
Saturday May 20th at 11AM

“Artworks from the estate of noted Rockport art dealer and collector Donna Dussault, and antiques from the estate of historian Prudence Fish.”

Blackwood auction catalogue 222 lots here.

Sale price plus 20% buyers premium (or 25% buyers premium on line)

Register ahead to bid live on line at Invaluable here

Sold! Edward Hopper Gloucester Houses $550,000 From Whitney Museum. Plus 3 more. See Sotheby’s Day Auction Results 2023

Sotheby’s Auction House | The New York Sales. Modern Day Auction, May 17, 2023. New York. See auction results and selection of highlights below. The Morning Session 1 lasted from 10:00 AM-12:30 PM and covered catalogued lots 101 – 323*. Session 2 resumed at 2:30 PM to auction lots 401-575*.

Sotheby’s averaged about 40 lots auctioned per hour today.

hopper Results

From the Whitney deaccession | Three of the four Whitney Hopper works sold in Session 2. The 4th Edward Hopper—linked indirectly to the Whitney bequest—a sailboat watercolor from 1899 (Lot 531) was near the end.

Edward Hopper from the Whitney Museum (Josephine Nivinson Hopper bequest)

  • Lot 430 Gloucester Group of Houses 1923 est 500,000 – 700,000. SOLD HAMMER PRICE $550,000. I wrote more about this work here
  • Lot 434 Red Barn in Autumn Landscape, 1927. SOLD HAMMER PRICE $500,000
  • Lot 432 The Battery, Charleston, SC 1929 est 500-700,000. SOLD HAMMER PRICE $450,000
  • Lot 145 Cobb’s Barn, South Truro, circa 1930-33, sold in the evening sale May 16, 2023 See “Edward Hopper Sold for 6M at Sotheby’s from Whitney Museum. Klimt Hammer Price 46 M.”

Lot 531 Edward Hopper Sailboat study from 1899 from the Sanborn batch (w/ art and papers in the Nyack family home following Hoppers’ deaths) presale est. $100,000. SOLD HAMMER PRICE 80,000

The Prendergast (Lot 250) from the Whitney collection sold under its presale estimate (400,000-600,000), hammer price was $300,000. The John Marin (Lot 429) from the Whitney Deaccession Seven sold for $140,000.

Selections from the day sale

Surpassed presale estimateS- Highlights

Selection of sold works

notes on images: The Feiningers were friends with the Hoppers. Ditto Hartley. The Hartley Pink Houses, ca. 1940, like a Hopper motif, was inspired by Stonington, ME. Henri taught Ed Hopper and Jo Nivinson. The Benton Train Station that’s a bit more of a Hopper composition is dated 1929.

Failed to find a buyer (“passed”)

selection of works that failed to find a buyer at this time

Sotheby’s may 17, 2023 day Auction Results

Results here

*Various lots are withdrawn and or fail to sell at auction. As a result, the final lot tally generally doesn’t match the total number of lots promoted ahead of the live sale.

Note: Hammer price indicates last bid before the gavel drops. Fees are added to the hammer price.

The Gaming Mixologist

Level 112 acheived!

We are talking with Frank Francis dubbed ‘The Gaming Mixologist’. With over 38K followers on TikTok about how he got started, how he got viral and what is exactly the strongest drink out there.

We get all kinds of nerdy. And if you are a fan, listen for a special code for when you see Frank in action!

This is one you don’t want to miss!

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Wayne Soini at Cape An Museum – May 23rd Talk about the Spanish-American War of 1898

CAF member WAYNE SOINI will give a talk at the Cape Ann Museum, 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 23. He will reveal his research into Gloucester’s role during the Spanish-American War of 1898, and the monument that stands at the corner of Pleasant and Prospect streets. No reservations needed. VETERANS and CAM members attend FREE. Public admission $10.
This is a Gloucester400+ event.

Oriole Love Story In The Back Yard

I noticed some online queries regarding local sightings of hummingbirds and Baltimore Orioles; and if you follow Good Morning Gloucester, you know that we have had hummingbirds visiting for about 2 weeks now. But the Orioles seemed a little later than usual. We finally have sighted them now for several days in our backyard. I went out to get some backyard bird photos with another blog post in mind so that will have to wait because I observed our Orioles working on their spring mating rituals. The female signaled and awaited a mate at the meeting branch. Sure enough, he approached and they mated in quick fashion, as is the norm for many birds. He flew off and went for a little nourishment at the feeder. We look forward to additional orioles soon! For more of the story and additional photos, check out Pat D’s Photos and Adventures on Facebook.

Now Open: Backyard Growers’ May Seedling Sale

Cape Ann Community

Backyard Growers’ May Seedling Sale is open for online ordering through Wednesday, May 17, for curbside pickup and in-person shopping on Saturday, May 20. Purchase veggie seedlings including a variety of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and basil started by our pals at Cedar Rock Gardens. We sell individual plants rather than four-packs.

This sale also features other growing supplies including Neptune’s Harvest fish & seaweed fertilizer, High Mowing Organic Seeds, GrowBags, and more. All orders will be available for pickup at Backyard Growers HQ on Saturday, May 20, 11am-2pm. Plus, we’ll have extra seedlings and other goodies for in-person purchase.

Proceeds support our work building healthy, connected, resilient communities by empowering people to grow their own food. Stop by to say hello and get your veggie garden up and running for the 2023 growing season!

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