Jump to content
Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -
Still Waters

Banana duct-taped to wall sells for $120,000

Recommended Posts

 
Kittens Are Jerks

That's just downright stupid. But my guess is the buyers aren't for real (or part of some scam) and that this is just the artist's way of getting publicity and/or undeserved cash. Wait. Did I just call him an artist? I take that part of my statement back.

  • Like 4
  • Haha 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
spartan max2

No ****en way... 

  • Like 3
  • Haha 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Taun

"Some people have more dollars than sense" - My Dad...

 

Although i suppose the buyer (if not a scam as Kittens are Jerks suggested) could "donate" the "art piece" (to the city dump no doubt) and claim a tax deduction...

  • Like 4
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
OverSword

I'm going to scotch tape a tampon to the ceiling.

  • Haha 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The Wistman

How do they control the fruit flies I wonder.  Or perhaps they are part of the 'Art.'

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Not A Rockstar

dammit, I missed my true calling in life for career.....

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Taun
2 hours ago, freetoroam said:

Maurizio Cattelan an artist!  He did the gold effect toilet and other silly pieces. As long as there are fools out there with more money than taste,  then these so called artists will  bung anything together.

Here is my piece of art,  please do not all rush to buy it as I only have the one and I do not want you all to over fill my email box with orders.

weird+food.JPG

Priced at £1.245.72p. BARGAIN.

I can do one which is haunted for an extra £2750, 89p.

Oooo! I love how you captured the essence of the struggles of the poor Mongolian banana slug and it's tragic plight over the deforestation of the local Ice Cream parlor!  I simply MUST have this masterpiece!

  • Thanks 1
  • Haha 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
freetoroam
1 hour ago, Taun said:

Oooo! I love how you captured the essence of the struggles of the poor Mongolian banana slug and it's tragic plight over the deforestation of the local Ice Cream parlor!  I simply MUST have this masterpiece!

So good to see you have understood my statement from this piece.

I am trying to also raise awareness of the dangers facing the extinction of the onions as I am.hoping people realise they are missing here. The poor poor onions,  it brings tears to my eyes.

  • Haha 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
South Alabam

Man, that buyer got ripped off. I wouldn't have payed more than $12,000 for it.

  • Haha 6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
third_eye

I do believe l have a few billion dollars hanging from my banana trees, all I need is duct tape 

~

  • Like 1
  • Haha 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
qxcontinuum

The clear proof that there are 1) 0 intelligence ppl. with money that you pay them taxes to compensate 2) money laundry 

  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Matt221

That's just stupid who ever heard of such a thing grey duct tape,blue yes but grey ugh tut tut tut.

  • Like 2
  • Haha 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ozfactor

someone ate the banana 
is it art or is it now a banana peel ?

https://www.foxnews.com/us/new-york-man-eats-art-basel-banana

Remember the banana duct-taped to a wall and labeled “art” that sold for $120,000? On Saturday, a New York man walked up to the art installation and ate the banana.

The banana art, titled "Comedian," was the work of Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. It's a part of Emmanuel Perrotin’s outer gallery wall at Art Basel in Miami Beach. The piece sold for $120,000 to a French art collector.

Around 1:45 p.m. in front of a convention center full of art lovers, New York-based performance artist David Datuna ate the banana, gallery representatives told the Miami Herald.

He called it "Hungry Artist."

  • Like 2
  • Haha 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
freetoroam
1 hour ago, Ozfactor said:

someone ate the banana 

Good. I do not like seeing food going to waste.

  • Like 4
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
third_eye
27 minutes ago, freetoroam said:

Good. I do not like seeing food going to waste.

Wait till you see the next performance of what the banana finally ends up as... 

~

  • Like 2
  • Haha 1
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
freetoroam
11 hours ago, third_eye said:

Wait till you see the next performance of what the banana finally ends up as... 

~

We got a thread about the excess toilet flushing already.

  • Haha 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
third_eye
4 hours ago, freetoroam said:

We got a thread about the excess toilet flushing already.

Well ya ain't seen a $120,000 pile of poo poo

:D

~

  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bendy Demon

Pft! I don't even like bananas all that much. 

However, a big basket of fried shrimp..now that's another story.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
OverSword

snip

Edited by OverSword

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
freetoroam
On 12/7/2019 at 9:35 AM, Matt221 said:

That's just stupid who ever heard of such a thing grey duct tape,blue yes but grey ugh tut tut tut.

I have always know it to be the traditional grey, Tony (sticky), Harris always used grey on his 'guests'. 

I like how "friendly" the duct tapes look like today 

s-l300.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
llegendary

Money. Laundering.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.