This Is the Most Expensive Banana in History!

by Elsa Stringer

This is the most expensive banana in history! It is duct taped to a wall and is selling for an incredible price!An incredible “art piece” that’s in a Miami Beach gallery is selling for 120,000 dollars.

Everything would be fine if the art in question wasn’t a banana duct taped to a wall.

 

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The talk of the town in Miami right now is Maurizio Cattelan’s “Comedian,” a banana 🍌 duct taped to the wall. Two have already sold for $120,000 at Perrotin 😉 read more, including about the banana my husband, @nnddmmyy, hung on his dorm wall for two years, on Artnet News, link in bio @artnet @galerieperrotin @mauriziocattelan @artbasel #art #conceptualart #banana #sculpture #artbasel #artbaselmiamibeach #artbaselmiami #artfair #artgallery #artwork #whatisart #isthisart #miami #miamibeach #florida #miamiflorida #mauriziocattelan #perrotin #galerieperrotin #artist #bananapeel #ducttape #artnetnews #artcollector #vippreview #artjournalism #artjournalist #openingday #artgallery #gallery #artworld

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According to information published on the website Artnet, two of the three exhibitions have been sold and the price has gone up to 150,000 dollars.

The banana duct taped to a wall is an art piece by Mauruzio Cattelan and he is going to present it on Saturday at the “Perotin” gallery. The banana was bought at a supermarket in Miami and duct taped to a wall.

source:qz.com

The owner of the gallery, Emanuel Perotin, told CNN that bananas are a symbol of the global trade market and that they are often used for humor.

Potential buyer should know that there aren’t any instruction on what to do when the banana starts to rot.

source:qz.com

By the way, Mauruzio Cattelan is an artist who often challenges popular culture. One of this works, an 18-carate toilet which was estimated to be worth around 6 million dollars was stolen in September in England.
Five people have been arrested, but the toilet has not been found yet.

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