Exactly right AR. In all my years of cruising I've bought two works, neither one of which cost over $200. I never bothered having them appraised because I really enjoy them. On the other hand I do coillect modern art and I use a dealer since he knows his stuff and I don't get taken to the cleaners.
f you love modern art, as I do use any Celebrity ship as an art gallery. My best friend is a successful artist. He was asked to paint something for the Infinity, but he was right in the heart of painting 3 huge murals for the British Airlines departure terminal at Kennedy Airport ans simply didn't have the time.