Banana duct-taped to a wall sells for $120,000
December 6, 2019 at 6:52 PM - Views: 56 #234965N2DocParticipant
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banana duct-taped to a wall has sold for $120,000 at Art Basel Miami, the international art fair featuring works by acclaimed and emerging artists. Another edition of the concept art is expected to sell for $150,000.
The humorous minimalist artwork comes from Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan and is titled Comedian.
Two editions of the banana-and-duct-tape art were presented by French contemporary gallery Perrotin at Art Basel on Wednesday, and both sold for $120,000 apiece. Artnet reports the first edition was purchased by a French woman and the second edition by a French man on Wednesday.
According to Artnet, after the sales of the first two editions, Perrotin gallery founder Emmanuel Perrotin called Cattelan and they agreed to sell a third edition for $150,000. The website reports that two institutions have expressed interest in purchasing the item. Perrotin could not immediately be reached for comment on whether a sale has gone through.
December 6, 2019 at 6:55 PM #234966tk2kewlParticipant
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if you can take a rich guy for 120Gs for that, then art it is
on edit… “the art of the peel”
December 6, 2019 at 7:09 PM #234974elias39Participant
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December 6, 2019 at 7:16 PM #234976glindaParticipant
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As an artist, that is ridiculous. Shallow.
Animals know more than we do.
December 6, 2019 at 7:57 PM #234987MistaPParticipant
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all Pop Art is sarcastic art
December 6, 2019 at 8:05 PM #234990Flying SquirrelParticipant
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Pretty sure the person who bought it was just buying notoriety.
December 6, 2019 at 10:46 PM #235051KenTankerousParticipant
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A fool and his money….
"If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States."
- Henry A. Wallace
(FDR's Vice President until he was forced out by the corrupt forces of obscene wealth.)
December 7, 2019 at 12:46 AM #235128A Simple GameParticipant
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Proof rich people don’t pay enough taxes.
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