Unveiling Seabourn Ovation's Art Collection

Vase by Yoo Eui Jeong

Mixed media photography by Jose Romussi

1960s Photography by Alexander Liberman

"Black Coral" by Valeria Nascimento

We're pleased to unveil some of the world-class art collection that will be on our newest ship, Seabourn Ovation, when it launches this spring. 

The work was selected at the invitation of designer Adam D. Tihany, by a team from ArtLink. They curated, collected and are working to place over 1,600 artworks by nearly 120 artists throughout the ship. Sourced on five continents, the artworks and craftworks are windows to the world's different climate zones, its flora, fauna and habitat, and imaginary travelers' personal impressions of the world we encounter as we travel.

The collection includes an incredibly diverse group of artists in medium, technique and culture; creating an exciting discourse that embraces the sense of voyage and travel that exemplifies the Seabourn brand.

As you explore Seabourn Ovation, you will enjoy a rich and varied art collection, including a Murano glass sculpture piece by Luciano Vistosi, named "Warrior The Second" piece, created in 1991 on Deck 4 at the base of The Atrium. In The Grill by Thomas Keller are hand-selected black and white photographs from the 1960s by American icons Eve Arnold, William Helburn and Alexander Liberman, as well as two abstract pieces by expressionist Frank Stella. These pieces were curated to match the spirit of the classic American restaurant.

Other notable pieces include:

An Artistic Take on Sea Life: Artist Valeria Nascimento, who created pieces for Seabourn Encore, created a wall sculpture for Seabourn Ovation's restaurant, Sushi. The piece entitled "Black Coral" is made from black-pigmented porcelain with a form that is reminiscent of a living organism indigenous to the depths of the ocean. The deep hued piece projects an aura of indestructibility despite the delicate nature of porcelain. The piece highlights the fragility of nature.

A Citizen Of The World: It has been said that the places and people we come into contact with help to shape who we are as individuals. The imprint of travel and the fascinating effects cross-cultural pollination has on a person is what propelled the commission of Korean ceramic artist Yoo Eui Jeong, who uses timeless Korean vase making techniques in order to highlight the influence of contemporary culture on traditional art forms, to create a one-of-a-kind vase to be displayed in Seabourn Ovation's elevator lobby. Yoo Eui Jeong's hand-made vases are part of a series that have been displayed at London's Victoria & Albert Museum.

Objectively Beautiful: Seabourn Ovation's Club Lounge features highly impressive mixed media photography by Jose Romussi. The black and white photograph of a woman features lush hues of wild flowers that Romussi hand-embroidered onto the photograph. Flowers mask the woman's features while their stems seem to be growing from beneath. Romussi's limited edition photograph examines the spectrum of beauty standards found throughout various cultures in the world. Flowers defy beauty standards and stand alone as a constant source of aesthetic pleasure. We know that our discerning guests appreciate sophisticated design and superior quality in their surroundings, which is why we offer you the opportunity to experience this exclusive world-class art collection that embraces the sense of voyage and travel that is completely emblematic of what you expect from Seabourn.

For more information, or to learn more about Seabourn Ovation, visit her dedicated microsite. The microsite offers you an inside look at the next addition to Seabourn – the newest fleet in the ultra-luxury category.