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‘Guilty’ : Jeff Koons paints Art-centric Yacht

‘Guilty’ : Jeff Koons paints Art-centric Yacht

Dakis Joannou, an affluent Greek-Cypriot industrialist and contemporary art connoisseur, tapped artist Jeff Koons–who is deemed one of the most prominent, influential, famous, and controversial postwar artists; together with the renowned Yacht designer Ivana Porfiri to design an art-centric yacht. At 115″ long, Guilty is Koons’ most significant piece. It features a bright geometric exterior pattern modelled after the “razzle-dazzle” camo used by the British Royal Navy during World War I.

The patterns present on the yacht’s sides symbolize the idea of pyramids and mirages. On top is a larger-than-life image of Iggy Pop as a “contemporary Dionysus.” Serving as a counterpoint to the bright exterior, It helps to showcase Joannou’s extensive collection of art.

The inner walls and roofs are all white, with huge windows–taking advantage of the natural light. Having a central staircase with transitioning colors from magenta to a medium-dark shade of cyan-blue and eventually Quinacridone Gold. The main cabin comprises the 180-degree view top deck, with neon lights over the bed, with an exclusive terrace in its master’s bedroom, plus four guest cabins featuring glimmering works of the finest artists worldwide.

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