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Artist Christian Jankowski’s Aquariva Boat Costs £110,000 More With His Signature

by | 11th, October 2011

MORE news on how the art world works: at London’s Frieze Art Fair you can buy the Aquariva Centro, a 30ft boat for $430,000. Nice. But if you buy it as work of art – not as a boat – it costs £540,000.

For the extra you get: a promotional video featuring designer Christian Jankowski, Jankoweski’s name on a certificate and Jankowski’s name on a chrome plaque on the boat’s hull.

The wonder is that the artistes behind this project managed to put any price on value like that.

But hold a moment. It gets richer. A deal is also offered on super yachts in the £59m-plus range. The big version of the arty boat costs £59m as a gin palace and £70m as a work of art.

You, sir, are not an extravagent so-and-so. You, sir, are an art lover. Now, emperor – may we call you emperor, Your Majesty? – you will be needing some new clothes…



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