Wet Paint in the Wild: Writer Janelle Zara Takes Us to the Greek Island Hydra for the Deste Foundation’s Jeff Koons Show
Welcome to Wet Paint in the Wild, an extension of Annie Armstrong’s gossip column wherein she gives art-world insiders a disposable camera so they can give us a peek into their corner of the madcap industry.
I’ve long heard lore of collector Dakis Joannou‘s annual projects at the Deste Foundation in Hydra, Greece. Jeff Koons was tapped in to take on the challenge a few years ago, which was pushed from 2021 to 2022 because of the pandemic. All of the anticipation led me to believe that I ought to get a very keen, sharp reporter to have boots on the ground for the uber-moneyed, sun-drenched affair. Janelle Zara was the obvious choice, and lucky for me, she was able to bring a disposable camera or two with her to the island for Koons’ show, “Apollo”. Without further ado…
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