Art or Atrocious?

17 July 2008 By Matt Gomez

Here’s an oddity…

American celebrity artist Jeff Koons has chosen to use a superyacht as his personal canvas with the colorful creation of M/Y Guilty.

The 114-foot yacht was built near Rome and is owned by Greek industrialist and contemporary art collector Dakis Joannou. Guilty was recently christened, has been spotted in the Mediterranean and is creating quite a stir.

How can you not notice something that looks like this?

Koons is well known for his fun and cartoonish creations of inflatable flowers, bunnies and balloon animals that he turns into high-end art pieces in vinyl and stainless steel. Koons has also created huge public sculptures that adorn the grounds of 7 World Trade Center in New York City and the Papal Palace at Avignon, France.

Turning his unique talents to the megayacht industry, Koons transformed the exterior of Guilty into a “World War I camouflage pattern” that is anything but inconspicuous as it makes its way across the water.

So, what do you think of this yacht? Think it will start a trend among art-loving yacht owners?

Is it art or just bizarre self-expression? Let us know. Leave your comments below.