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This Banana Was Duct-Taped to a Wall. It Sold for $120,000.

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posted on Dec, 8 2019 @ 03:54 PM
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Some people are pretty dumb. I do not care if I was a billionaire, I would not pay over a buck for something like that. The ductape is used and the banana is not any good anymore to eat.




posted on Dec, 8 2019 @ 03:59 PM
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a reply to: gortex


Well, that didn't last long...

Some hungry fool just ate it!!! LMAO.




posted on Dec, 8 2019 @ 05:07 PM
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a reply to: swanne

It'd have to be a really good banana.





posted on Dec, 8 2019 @ 06:36 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
Paintings should require paint.

That's a rule.

They do, if it doesn't have paint it cannot be a painting, but that's not a rule, that's a fact. And irrelevant in this case, as this is not a painting.


Taping a banana to a wall is what a creative toddler would do. Don't tell me it's art.

It's not you or me that decide what art is, art is defined by the creator's intentions, just look at a dictionary to see what they have as a definition of "art".
For example, Merrian-Webster calls it:

the conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects


The Oxford English Dictionary calls it:

The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.



posted on Dec, 8 2019 @ 07:32 PM
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a reply to: ArMaP




Art: the result of somebody's work/idea that has no use in real life except making (some) people think or have feelings about it.


Yes, this :-)

Or even just making the artist think or have feelings

I personally love this stuff - and the obvious annoyance and snark that comes with it



posted on Dec, 8 2019 @ 07:37 PM
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It's money laundering you doofuses.



posted on Dec, 8 2019 @ 07:40 PM
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a reply to: Hecate666




Look, this isn't art. We have to draw the line somewhere




We do? Why? What happens if we don't put limits on what can be called art?

What happens if we do?



posted on Dec, 8 2019 @ 07:48 PM
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originally posted by: Spiramirabilis
We do? Why? What happens if we don't put limits on what can be called art?

What happens if we do?

More importantly, if we just draw a line, is it art?



posted on Dec, 8 2019 @ 08:55 PM
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originally posted by: ArMaP

originally posted by: neutronflux
So? Celibate when a 6 month old does well? Don’t celebrate when a fully functional adult aspires to the skill level of a 6 month old. And your saying a child is not more imaginative than the average adult. Maybe you don’t value childhood.

Where/when did I say "a child is not more imaginative than the average adult"?

What I said was that a 6 month old child does not create works of art with the intention of them being works of art, just that.


Maybe you don’t know what passes as art among influential toddlers? Your problem. Not mine.



posted on Dec, 8 2019 @ 09:01 PM
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originally posted by: daskakik

originally posted by: Spiramirabilis
We do? Why? What happens if we don't put limits on what can be called art?

What happens if we do?

More importantly, if we just draw a line, is it art?


One of my favorite cartoons




www.openculture.com...

The animated short above, The Dot and the Line, directed by the great Chuck Jones and narrated by English actor Robert Morley, won an Oscar in 1965 for Best Animated Short Film. Based on a book written by Norton Juster, “The Dot and the Line” tells the story of a romance between two geometric shapes—taking the archetypal narrative trajectory of boy meets girl, loses girl, wins girl in the end (finding himself along the way) and injecting it with some fascinating social commentary that still resonates almost fifty years later. One way of watching “The Dot and the Line” is as a “triumph of the nerd” story, where an anxious square (as in "uncool") Line has to compete with a hipster beatnik Squiggle of a rival for the affections of a flighty Dot.



posted on Dec, 9 2019 @ 02:21 AM
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a reply to: neutronflux
That is no consolation for the miserable line.

Even if the dot took his arm, was he art?

He certainly wasn't a scribble or a duct taped banana.



posted on Dec, 9 2019 @ 02:35 AM
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a reply to: daskakik

If you think it's art, then it is. I may not agree, but that changes nothing so far as you're concerned, or it shouldn't.

Art is what the beholder thinks it is.



posted on Dec, 9 2019 @ 02:38 AM
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a reply to: seagull
I was being cheeky. "We need to draw a line?"

Nudge nudge, wink wink.



posted on Dec, 9 2019 @ 02:48 AM
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a reply to: daskakik

Got it.

I was still right, though...



posted on Dec, 9 2019 @ 03:13 AM
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a reply to: seagull
Yes, you were.

Duct tape and a "banana" makes me think of a date I would rather not have.

Extra nudge and wink on that one. If you know what I mean.



posted on Dec, 9 2019 @ 03:52 AM
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posted on Dec, 9 2019 @ 04:02 AM
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a reply to: daskakik

But you missed a great line from the carton I think applies to this situation. “Freedom and joy become anarchy and sloth.” With emphasis on sloth.



posted on Dec, 9 2019 @ 05:02 AM
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It's not even original. I think andy warhol had a painted banana on a white BBC ackground in the velvet underground album.


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posted on Dec, 9 2019 @ 07:11 AM
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a reply to: gortex

I hope that artist is being sarcastic to highlight that the rich will pay for #ing anything as long as they think it makes them look cool or trendy !

Load of #ing #e

i mean if only it were that easy to redistribute wealth , making rich people buy poor peoples sarcastic worthless art



edit on 9-12-2019 by sapien82 because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 9 2019 @ 07:20 AM
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Again in the "World" of today all potential Motivations should be taken under advisement ... especially in a "World" where so many peoples mileage varies


Art and Money Laundering


Sometimes, the provenance of the funds can be more critical than the provenance of the art.



Just Saying



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