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A Ship Named Guilty

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No-one could ever accuse Jeff Koons of subtlety. And if you happen to see this yacht floating towards you, you probably won't be surprised to hear it was designed by the artist who brought us a gilded Michael Jackson (with Bubbles), and erotic self-portraits featuring his former wife, porn star La Cicciolina. The boat, Guilty, was created for Greek Cypriot industrialist and collector Dakis Joannou, and it's a floating work of art.

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The striking exterior was inspired by Dazzle Camouflage (aka Razzle Dazzle), a First World War design created by Norman Wilkinson to confuse enemy soldiers in all kinds of weather conditions. Not something to stare at on the high seas with a hangover, methinks.

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Interiors were designed by Ivana Porfiri and are largely white, acting as a backdrop for the collection of contemporary art on-board.

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The ultimate accessory, perhaps, for the art collector who has everything – a work of art in which to sail around the world. RM

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