Touchy subject possibly, for the aficionados amongst us...anybody ever bought one...I mean an expensive one, on board?   We go to the shows etc...its something to do..but we have never bought a painting or a print...and yes, we have seen some things  we "kinda" liked....resisted the urge...

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You got that correct, touchy subject. Some guests hate the art exhibits because they take up so much prime space. I always wondered why they even had them since nobody appeared to like them. Other than they make the cruise lines richer that is. So I asked the question on this forum. Turns out that our fellow cruise colleagues here don't share a negative view of art on board at all.

Been there. Drank some drinks. Bid on a few but never won

Interesting...didn't realize that had been discussed're right...that was a surprising response...well...sometimes I notice folks posting to threads that were started many moons ago, with nothing recent at all in between...oh well....and as an walls "out here" are not devoid of stuff, but theres very little compared to most...I did a lot of cedar rough planking, and I had the blisters and splinters to prove it...the walls ARE my art...every dadblamed square foot of em….

We have friends that spend a lot of time and money at these auctions. She is an art historian and teaches art locally. So for some, it is a good thing.

Buy what you like,not for investment. We have a few originals, meaning oils not prints, on our walls

We are not aficianados by any means but I do enjoy nice art. We received a gift card for $200 of a peice of art. We didn't even know where the art gallery was until we stumbled upon it and they told us the gift card was the real deal (I thought it was some sort of "we'll give you this if you but that" kind of thing). We ended up getting a painting which was marked down from around $700-800 (I don't recall) to $230 because of a small crack in the frame. Used our gift card and paid only $30 for it. We really lke it and it looks nice in our house. I guess art is what you make it or what you believe to be beautiful. Wink I attached a picture; not a great photo but gives an idea. We think this painting reminds us of our cruise.

Have never purchased anything but we do enjoy looking at some of the art. But then we also enjoy laughing at some of it as well as not all art appeals to all people.

Usually I don't care for the art on board but once we did purchase a 3-D framed print of the Beatles crossing Abbey Road

The art auctions can be very entertaining. Two things I know they would not be on a ship if they did not create revenue and don’t judge a book by its cover. We have seen folks drop thousands who I thought were only here for the free champagne. We have limited space on our walls Andre rally have no room for anything else. We rotate pictures from our travels. The wife an I are photography nuts.

I have seen some beautiful pieces on ships.

That's a very nice picture.


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