Money Can’t Buy You Taste.

What happened when Sherwin-Williams got seasick.

Proof? This 115-foot, Ivana Porfiri yacht, appropriately called Guilty, bought recently by Greek billionaire Dakis Joannou.

As reported on and the,

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.

Really? Then how come I can still doggone see it?

Click on the pic, to look at a bigger version of the image. Though most commentators on think the ship is the flyest thing ever, I liked what this guy, Gabe, wrote best:

Interesting… I’ve been thinking more about the camouflage aspect. Apparently it was intended to confuse rather than hide the outline. If you squint at the photo, parts of the boat do seem to almost disappear… It’s a bit like one of those magic eye things, you half expect to suddenly see an image of a horse drinking vodka …

I see it…yes…yes, I see it! It’s a horse drinking vodka, painting a yacht owned by a Greek billionaire…!



#1 MCab on 09.25.08 at 10:49 am

Looks like Mondrian, Kandinsky, and Nagel met up with their yacht designing friends and polished off a bottle of Black label.

#2 Giovanni (Gee-O) on 09.25.08 at 12:01 pm

Looks like a floating Lego!

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