Did people actually think this stuff was real then? I always just thought it was a load of junk being sold to bored gullible people with nothing to do on sea days. I mean if it was any good it wouldn't be for sale on a ship would it? OK you MAY like it but as for being genuine that is something else.
Same old thing with ''art'' or ''antiques'' type of thing, if you like it & buy it because you like it that is a lot different to buying something you think is worth something, especially on a ship "auction" I have only very rarely seen anything sell, maybe the Brits are just mean!! We did once see a picture we liked & would have paid a couple of hundred Pounds...the starting price was about £5,000....no chance, I took a photo of it!!
We've bought several pieces of art (some original, some lithographs, some hand embelished prints) on different cruises because we loved them, not because we ever expect them to be worth a million $$$ .
They were all low priced and by artist's that you've probably never heard of , but we enjoy them.
I'd never pay what those people in the article paid, for ANY art!
We've also never heard anyone claim that the artwork will increase in value. In fact, they specifically say that it probably won't. It's correct that the Art Auction is not a "true" auction, but that's explained, too.
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