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Old August 18th, 2004, 09:22 PM
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Default Re: Cruise Ships & Art Auctions - Article - CRUISE LINES

I was making a joke about the misspelling of Renoir with the inference that a painting signed Renior would tend to fetch a substantially lower price. That got me to wondering if there might actually be a painter named Renior. A google search for "Renior painting" actually came back with 660 hits - all of them referring to the the French impressionist Pierre Auguste Renoir. Now my French isn't the best, but aren't anglophones familiar with a common phrase like film noir? On the other hand, perhaps they pronounce the painter's name reNEEor? :-)

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