Be Afraid ....very afraid.
For all those poor souls who bought that Dali, Picasso, Thomas Rut, Tarkay, Miro, Rembrandt, Peter Max.
Oh yeah you know who you are That really knowledge Art Director/Auctioneer was so helpful and seemed to give me great advise.
Park West employs on the same doctrine as the insurance/real estate industry: Employ as many as we can and statistically we will find at least one or two who can cut the mustard.
Its all a numbers game.
90% of PW art 'experts' are ex cruise staff,steiners,dancers,anyone who puts their hand up for the potential of making exorbitant amounts of money from you.. the sad American consumer.
Next time you go on a cruise look your 'Art Expert' in the eye ask "Who embellished this work of art?"
It was most likely done by a guy wearing headphones listening to rap music who never gets to interact with the artist this is performed on the underground level of Park west in Michigan.
Where did you do your art consultancy internship? how long and what Galleries have you represented? Some will do their own embellishment for you about themselves.
The bottom line they will spend One week training form being a dancer or massage girl for steiner then they are let loose as associates. You know the nice but annoying guys girls who keep coming up to you before and during the auction and bringing you art.
You just want to say "LOOK LEAVE ME ALONE"
Then of course the Park West Credit Card Be Aware that the Auctioneer needs this to complete big sales.
Bottom line you are re-enforcing the stereo-typical profile, that Americans will buy into anything and sadly in this case .....you do.
Spend your money on your kids education,healthcare,a better life and do not waste your hard earned money on the advise of a complete fraudsters who most likely was running the bingo on another cruise line 3 weeks ago.
Send your letters to Carnival and Royal Carri bean and complain vocally and loudly to them as this is the Engine room of Park Wests power.