Cultural Cocktail Hour
The 120K Banana At Art Basel Miami
Leticia Marie Sanchez
Has the Contemporary Art world Gone bananas?
At Art Basel Miami this week, a banana duct-taped to a wall sold for $120,000.
Entitled “Comedian,” the piece was created by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan.
Then, someone ate the banana. Artist David Datuna devoured the banana before being escorted away by security guards.
However, according to Lucien Terras, the director of museum relations for Galerie Perrotin, which represented the work, Datuna’s action did not devalue the work. Teras stated.
“He did not destroy the art work. The banana is the idea.”
You can buy a single banana for 20 cents.
You can buy Duct Tape for $4.99
But apparently, foolishness is priceless.
Call me old fashioned, but I just don’t get the a-peel, pun intended!
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