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

Posted on Friday, 6 December, 2019 | Comment icon 22 comments

Some people will buy anything... Image Credit: Bru-nO / Pixabay
Modern art connoisseurs have taken to a rather tongue-in-cheek exhibit at a Miami Beach art festival this week.
A fool and his money are soon parted, as the saying goes - and nowhere is this more apparent than at the Art Basel in Miami where at least two art collectors have already paid an absurd $120,000 for a piece of 'art' that amounts to little more than an overripe banana stuck to a wall with duct-tape.

The farcical exhibit, which is appropriately entitled 'Comedian', is the work of Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan who reportedly acquired the piece of fruit from a local supermarket.
After going on sale by Paris-based gallery Perrotin, the first iteration of the piece sold to a French art collector for the full $120,000, while a second version also sold for the same amount.

Given the success of the piece, subsequent iterations are set to be sold for even higher sums.

Exactly what will happen to its value once the banana rots away however remains unclear.

Source: NBC News | Comments (22)

Tags: Banana, Artwork

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #13 Posted by Matt221 on 7 December, 2019, 9:35
That's just stupid who ever heard of such a thing grey duct tape,blue yes but grey ugh tut tut tut.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Ozfactor on 8 December, 2019, 6:31
someone ate the banana  is it art or is it now a banana peel ? 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 per... [More]
Comment icon #15 Posted by freetoroam on 8 December, 2019, 7:40
Good. I do not like seeing food going to waste.
Comment icon #16 Posted by third_eye on 8 December, 2019, 8:09
Wait till you see the next performance of what the banana finally ends up as...  ~
Comment icon #17 Posted by freetoroam on 8 December, 2019, 19:44
We got a thread about the excess toilet flushing already.
Comment icon #18 Posted by third_eye on 8 December, 2019, 23:56
Well ya ain't seen a $120,000 pile of poo poo ~
Comment icon #19 Posted by Bendy Demon on 9 December, 2019, 1:32
Pft! I don't even like bananas all that much.  However, a big basket of fried that's another story.
Comment icon #20 Posted by OverSword on 9 December, 2019, 17:00
Comment icon #21 Posted by freetoroam on 9 December, 2019, 18:31
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 
Comment icon #22 Posted by llegendary on 10 December, 2019, 5:18
Money. Laundering.

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