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originally posted by: gortex
$120 Grand right there !
The fruit and tape in question was the work of Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, and it literally is just a banana duct-taped to a wall, titled “The Comedian.” CBS News reports that there are actually three “editions” of the work of art, two of which have been sold. The third banana is expected to go for an even higher $150,000.
On the one hand, the hundred-thousand-dollar banana duct-taped to a wall is Good. People always like to dismiss modern art as simplistic, often remarking, “I could make that.” The go-to comeback to this statement is, “Yeah, but you didn’t.” Hate all you want, but you didn’t just make a couple hundred grand by attaching maybe a dollar’s worth of produce to the wall with three pieces of tape from a roll that couldn’t possibly have cost more than 10 bucks. Maurizio Cattelan did.
Conceptual BS at its finest .... but it gets better !
Yesterday a performance artist removed the banana from the wall and ate it ! .... in the name of art of course.
But it's OK , another banana was used to replace the one consumed because it's not the banana that's the art it's the concept !
Lucien Terras, spokesman for the Perrotin Gallery, told the Miami Herald that Datuna did not 'destroy' the artwork because 'the banana is the idea'.
Gallery founder Emmanuel Perrotin said Maurizio's work is about how objects move through the world.
originally posted by: Puppylove
How deeply have you looked into the connections and nitty gritty of this artist and where his money goes. I'm curious.
These people are very sneaky.