How the Other Half Escapes: "Guilty" Yacht by Jeff Koons

How the Other Half Escapes: "Guilty" Yacht by Jeff Koons

We all like to collect and display art in our homes and when we go on vacation we miss the little things that make our home ours. In the case of Greek construction tycoon and avid art collector Dakis Joannou, he turned his 114-foot yacht into a floating art piece with the help of artist Jeff Koons and architect Ivana Porfiri...

The floating gallery/art piece is definitely out there but we have to appluad him for making a statement. If you have to throw millions at a yatch, why not make it something special. The only interior glimpse we could find shows off a text painting by Sarah Morris, titled "Guilty." It was purchased after the yacht and, therefore, aptly named.

Koons' design was based on a World War I camouflage pattern designed to confuse rather than hide. The dizzying, chromatic graphics make the unusually jutting planes of the ship hard to distinguish on the water and seem to be a nod to Roy Lichtenstein. It reminds us of the BMW art car series.

What do you think?

via Artforum and monacoeye

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