Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Guilty Yacht by Jeff Koons

Art superstar Jeff Koons has landed another hit, and designed his first yacht. The"Guilty", owned by art collector Dakis Joannou, features an extravagant artistic take by the US artist on the exterior.

"Of course, Sarah Morris' text painting "Guilty" hangs on the wall of one bedroom - bought after the yacht was named. Owner and major art collector Dakis Joannou simply had to have it!

The exterior design was created by international art star Jeff Koons, famous for his basketball in perspex case, three-storey high "Puppy" made of flowers, and the "Made in Heaven" erotic series of photographs with Italian ex-wife and porn-star-member-of-parliament La Cicciolina.

Although the blown up print and poster colours will be familiar to art fans from Roy Liechtenstein's signature Ben-Day Dots style, Jeff Koons actually based this design on a WW1 camouflage pattern." Via Monacoeye/Arkitip.

We saw Jeff Koons' 1998 "Balloon Flower" sculpture in Berlin...


Schoolin4TheGoodLife said...

whoa...that boat reminds me of one of the hundreds hats i seen u wearing.
i think ive seen mr. koons work before....he had like balloon looking dogs and other shapes on a roof

Anonymous said...

Sorry to post a link in your comments, but a couple of Texas rednecks actually have a Jeff Koons Balloon sculpture in the back yard. See the post for why I refer to them as rednecks. It is for sale, and expected to be the second largest modern art purchase ever:

Read the post here

- Robby