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    Art Galleries at Sea

    Hi all
    I suspect we all walk through the art galleries on ships and wonder at the prices and the authenticity of the painting.

    Getting off Arcadia on Monday one guy was carrying a huge framed painting,,,I wondered what it cost,and if it was worth it.

    The NYT did an expose last month on one prolific painter for cruise ship galleries by the name of Peter Max,they reported that the painter had had advanced dementia since 2012 and hadn't personally painted a picture for 4 years,,,instead an army of artist paint in his style,,,they stick a brush in his hand to sign his name,,,,gallery owners say this is common practice going back to the days of Michaelangelo's studio.

    Would you feel short changed if you found this out after paying $$$$$ for a painting?

    Anybody ever bought a painting at one of the Art Auction's at Sea?

    ps,Peter Max did the hull design on NCL Breakaway.

    JC
    C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
    "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

    #2
    My pace always quickens when I near the gallery.Even at speed it appears to me that the items are overpriced and generally not very good.

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      #3
      Nope, wouldn't even consider buying a painting from a cruise ship.

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        #4
        There's a huge difference between art auctions at sea [I immediately think ''Park West''] and art galleries at sea.

        Clarendon have a high profile at sea on Cunard. I have Cunard friends who buy from their London based galleries and can confirm the art at sea is exactly the same standard as you'll see in their galleries. Whether you'd buy either at sea or on land of course is another matter.

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          #5
          I like looking at the paintings, some are good, others not so, wouldn't think of buying one though. We haven't got that many walls down stairs, I'd have no where to hang one .............................Carol

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            #6
            Hi all
            As an example,,there was a LS Lowrey for £10,400.
            Was that an original or in the style of LS Lowrey.

            I didn't read the description.
            JC
            C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
            "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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              #7
              Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
              Hi all
              As an example,,there was a LS Lowrey for £10,400.
              Was that an original or in the style of LS Lowrey.

              I didn't read the description.
              JC
              Won’t be an original.
              Could be a signed limited edition.

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                #8
                One of the most prolific artists of all time is Picasso, as a consequence many of his sketches have little value, but you are buying an original Picasso, what is the perceived value when faced with high pressure selling on a cruise ship?

                John

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Haworth, Wokingham View Post
                  One of the most prolific artists of all time is Picasso, as a consequence many of his sketches have little value, but you are buying an original Picasso, what is the perceived value when faced with high pressure selling on a cruise ship?

                  John
                  I haven’t seen any high pressure sales techniques on Cunard but then I’ve not seen any Picasso originals onboard either. I think Sheree Valentine Daines originals are the most expensive paintings I’ve seen onboard.

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                    #10
                    i think it was Ventura had some Rolf Harris, they're a fair bit cheaper nowadays

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                      #11
                      I like browsing the galleries on board ships though they are all very similar and quite often have the same artwork hanging up. We've been to one art auction whilst on a cruise where we kept our hands still and mouths firmly closed. It's amazing how much people will pay for a print even if it's signed by the original artist.
                      We've got some 'tourist' art that we have bought in ports that are done by local artists or photographers. They are only small but they're original and they mean something to us.

                      ​​​​​​If you want some original art, have a look at the Royal Academy website. They have their annual summer exhibition and every peace is for sale. Prices start at under £100 and go up to tens of thousands. I can't wait to go and see it for myself
                      BIG SHIPS, little ships, small world

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by andyn, Bucks View Post
                        i think it was Ventura had some Rolf Harris, they're a fair bit cheaper nowadays
                        Did you guess what it is?

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                          #13
                          We don’t normally bother but the art gallery on Queen Victoria is midship deck 3 and you walk through it to get to the MDR. We did stop a few times to admire the paintings and the sculptures.

                          I did chuckle at the Lowry for $2499 as my Nan has had the exact same one on her bathroom wall my whole life at least.

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                            #14
                            If I did see something I fancied I would check it out on eBay first .............Wilba
                            Wilba

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Wilba View Post
                              If I did see something I fancied I would check it out on eBay first .............Wilba
                              I'd check the seller's ''CV''.

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