Greek Billionaire Commissions Yacht by Jeff Koons

The Greek billionaire Dakis Jaonnou commissioned a yacht designed by world famous artist Jeff Koons. Joannou, an industrialist who owns one of the world’s finest collections of contemporary art, had Koons’ design executed by Italian yacht builder Ivana Porfiri. Koons’ colorful scheme reminds us of the paintings of Roy Liechtenstein, but Joannou says the design is actually based on a World War I camouflage pattern. After the yacht’s completion, Joannou came across a text painting entitled Guilty by British artist Sarah Morris, which he immediately purchased to decorate the yacht.