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Old August 24th, 2010, 03:36 PM
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There are those that do & say that they are happy as they only buy what they like. Me? I think it's all a con.
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I've never bought a painting on a cruise ship ,however ,I have bought paintings at art auctions that are run by the same gallery that is often on cruise ships
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We have purchased a few inexpensive prints - they were items we liked and felt the price as decent. We frequent local art galleries and fairs and prefer to buy original works local. Not big collectors of name artists.
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We have purchased a few inexpensive prints - they were items we liked and felt the price as decent. We frequent local art galleries and fairs and prefer to buy original works local. Not big collectors of name artists.

If you are into Art and want to see something unique ,check the paintings of the artist Charles Strauchler .He is afflicted with Lou Gehrig's disease but is a remarkable artist .
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Park west Gallery!!!

check out this link,from below in this forum..I posted my thoughts there tonight.
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Hi, we bought some art work a few years back on a P&O cruise.
We liked it them a lot, personal taste of course. They hang in the music room.
Was an Isreali artist called Dorit Levis.
We bought 3 limited edition signed, seriographs, our choice of frame.
Cost about 700 in total.
Worth double that now.
I love them still.
They are quite a talking point when we have visitors.
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We fall into that category of buying because we like the painting/print/seriograph etc. However we ONLY buy pieces that we were allowed to take away with us as 'carry offs' so there were no postal / import duty / packaging costs involved.

Most of them came already framed, but we've had a couple of those frames replaced to fit in with the decor of the house.

Given the bad press, would we buy again? Yes if the picture & price were right for us, we are both cynical so never believed the valuations that we were given, or that the goods would increase in value.
It would be nice, but hey we're not looking to sell any :o)

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We too have no intention of selling them, my daughter who is a musician, wants them for her house when we pop our clogs !!!
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