Guy Ate Banana That Was Part of a $120K Piece of Art.

Sooo many things wrong with this headline.

December 9, 2019
Maurizio Cattelan's "Comedian"

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This huge art show called Art Basel went down this weekend in Miami and one of the pieces on display was a work by Maurizio Cattelan called  "The Comedian." It is, esentially, a banana duct-taped to a wall (I don't get it either. You are not alone.) Apparently, there are three of these and two of them sold earlier this week for $120,000. The third was in talks to be sold to a museum for $150,000 (so much wrong. SO MUCH.)

Then, naturally, someone ATE the banana.


“Hungry Artist” Art performance by me -- I love Maurizio Cattelan artwork and I really love this installation It’s very delicious -- #artbasel #artbaselmiamibeach #daviddatuna #Eatingabanana #Mauriziocattelan #Hungryartist

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A NY performance artist named David Detuna pulled the banana off the wall and ATE it, calling the installation "delicious." He filmed his prank, titling the video "Hungry Artist" on his insta.

To make this story even more absurd, the artwork is still worth $120K and NOT considered ruined. The gallery spokesman Lucien Terrassaid that Datuna did not "destroy" the artwork because "the banana is the idea." They buyers bought the CONCEPT of the piece (for ONE HUNDRED TWENTY THOUSAND DOLLARS) - it's up to them to replace the banana and duct tape when needed. The thing even comes with a certificate of authenticity and installation instructions.

Society is broken. I mean, can you imagine? Paying $120K for the privlege of taping a banana to a wall repeatedly for the rest of your natural-born life in the name of ART? Makes me totally glad I'm poor as hell and haven't been made insane by excessive cash.