The most ridiculous story of the week came from Art Basel in Miami where a banana duct taped to a wall sold for $120k because that’s how art works.
An art piece consisting of a banana duct-taped to a wall sold for $120,000.
It was made by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, who’s known for his off-the-wall work.
The piece is called “Comedian,” and it was displayed at Miami’s prestigious Art Basel art fair.
On Saturday, some dude walked up to the $120k duct taped banana and ate it.
Apparently the guy who are the banana is a performance artist named David Datuna.
Performance artist David Datuna took the bold step Saturday afternoon of EATING the super expensive Musa plant down at the Art Basel gallery in Miami — which an art collector in France recently bought for a whopping $120,000 from artist Maurizio Cattelan.
Datuna literally walked up and stripped the brown, aging banana from the wall it was taped to and peeled it open in front of lots of shocked onlookers … who couldn’t believe it.
The art gallery people are now saying that it doesn’t matter that the banana was eaten.
Via Miami Herald
While the banana was indeed consumed, apparently that doesn’t diminish the integrity of the six-figure art work, said Lucien Terras, director of museum relations for Galerie Perrotin.
“He did not destroy the art work. The banana is the idea,” Terras said.
Art is the worst.