Norwegian Cruises and the Peter Max Studio, have finally revealed the future hull of the Breakaway cruise liner. After the Continental Airways 2000 livery artwork, this perhaps will be one of the largest designs produced by the Studio.The Max Collector extends it's best compliments to all the parties involved.
Credit: PARK WEST galleries
MIAMI, Fla. (Aug. 4, 2012) — Norwegian Cruise Line today revealed Norwegian Breakaway’s signature hull artwork designed by pop icon and America’s most popular living artist, Peter Max. This is the first time Norwegian has commissioned a well-known artist to paint the hull artwork on one of its ships. Launching in April 2013, Norwegian Breakaway will be the largest ship to homeport in New York City year-round. Max’s signature artwork will cover approximately 40,000 square feet of Norwegian Breakaway’s hull.
“While it has been an honor to have my art exhibited in museums and galleries, I have also enjoyed creating giant ‘canvases’ for public view, including my 600 ft. Woodstock stage, a giant World’s Fair mural, the body of a Continental 777 super jet, and now, the hull of Norwegian Breakaway,” said Peter Max from his New York studio. “The artwork is a composite of New York City and cosmic imagery— the Statue of Liberty, the Manhattan skyline, a giant sunburst, planets, stars, and musical notes. That’s my New York! And now Norwegian Breakaway is my New York cruise ship ‘canvas.’”
“Norwegian Breakaway is New York’s ship and this colorful artwork by Peter Max will make the ship an instant icon,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer. “The Big Apple is known for its love of art and its many galleries – and now, Norwegian Breakaway becomes a floating piece of art that will cruise in and dock every Saturday on New York’s West Side. With this distinctive design, unlike anything else on the water, the ship will be recognizable to the millions of New Yorkers who will see her as she journeys up and down the Hudson River each week.”To learn more, visit www.breakaway.ncl.com.
Park West Gallery has enjoyed a relationship with Peter Max since the 1970s, and is the artist’s largest and longest-running dealer in the world. Peter Max fine art is available at Park West Gallery cruise art auctions throughout the world or may be purchased through our gallery in Southfield, Michigan. Learn more at www.parkwestgallery.com.
Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest 4,000-passenger Freestyle Cruising ship goes on sale on Monday, October 17, 2011. (For NCL past guests, reservations are now being accepted as of today).
Norwegian Breakaway will sail a seven-day Transatlantic cruise from Southampton , England to New York City on April 30, 2013. Rates on the Transatlantic are from $749 per person, double occupancy.
Once in New York , the ship will sail a series of 22 seven-day cruises to Bermuda beginning May 12 through October 6, 2013. Departing on Sundays, the ship will spend three full days on the beautiful island of Bermuda , along with three relaxing days at sea. Rates on the inaugural Bermuda sailings are from $1199 per person, double occupancy.
Currently under construction at Meyer Werft in Germany , Norwegian Breakaway will be 144,017 gross tons and is scheduled for delivery in April 2013. Norwegian Breakaway will make New York City her year-round home port, the largest ship ever to home port in the City. Legendary iconic pop artist Peter Max has been commissioned to paint the ship’s signature hull artwork.