That old razzle dazzle: Our first poll!

Greek billionaire businessman and art collector Dakis Joannou’s new yacht, Guilty, was co-designed by Ivana Porfiri and Jeff Koons.  Koons painted the exterior of the 118-foot, three-tier boat using a militaristic style inspired by Razzle Dazzle, a camouflage pattern used on military ships during World War I.
But the owner didn’t stop there with his art-inspired theme.  Joannou filled the yacht with works by an international roster of artists.  Sarah Morris’s Guilty (1996), which inspired the yacht’s name, is displayed in one of the four bedrooms.  For more details go here.

Guilty (1996)  by Sarah Morris

Here are the yacht’s particulars from the website yachts. monaco eye:
Yacht name: Guilty
Length: 114 ft • 35 m
Year: 2008
Builder: near Rome
Exterior art: Jeff Koons
Design: Ivana Porfiri
Owner: Dakis Joannou

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. leafless
    Oct 25, 2008 @ 03:20:18

    People have too much money and time on their hand. Real art is not for hire. I don’t consider “that” a piece of art.


  2. madsilence
    Oct 28, 2008 @ 11:36:47

    I suppose we are all free to make what we want of our environment although only a billionaire can hire Jeff Koons to paint his yacht. I find the Razzle Dazzle pattern a bit disconcerting.


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