Thursday, September 4, 2008

Guilty (?!)

There are many adjectives that can—and no doubt will—be used to describe Guilty, the 114-foot megayacht of Greek billionaire and art collector, Dakis Joannou. Inconspicuous is not one of them.

Jonnaou commissioned American artist Jeff Koons, he of the towering balloon animal sculptures and basketballs suspended in plexiglass, to design the exterior of his yacht. Though her name comes from a Sarah Morris text painting that hangs in one of her staterooms, Guilty's pattern is, according to Koons, inspired by WWI camouflage patterns. No matter what your opinion of her looks, I'm confident we can all agree that this take takes onboard art to a whole new level...

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