Artist eats $120,000 banana art installation

Satirical artist Maurizio Cattelan recently sold a piece, entitled “Comedian” to Art Basel in Miami. The artwork, which consisted of banana bought in a Miami grocery store stuck to the wall by a single piece of duct tape, sold for $120,000. According to the gallery’s founder Emmanuel Perrotin, the banana is “a symbol of global trade, a double entendre, as well as a classic device for humor,” and the piece turns everyday objects into “vehicles of both delight and critique.”
However, over the weekend, performance artist David Datuna took the banana off the wall, and ate it, saying on Instagram, “I love Maurizio Cattelan artwork and I really love this installation. It’s very delicious.” 

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