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Banana Splits: Spoiled by Its Own Success, the $120,000 Fruit Is Gone

1 month ago   |   By NY Times

The artist Maurizio Cattelan's taped banana at Art Basel Miami prompted so much buzz and commotion that it was removed on Sunday before the end of the fair.
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Self-Proclaimed ‘Hungry Artist' Eats a $120,000 Banana Displayed in Art Exhibition

1 month ago   |   By Time

A man declaring himself as a “hungry artist” proudly ate a $120,000 banana at a Miami art exhibit this weekend.
The artwork, named “Comedian,” is by artist Maurizio Cattelan and is currently displayed at Art Basel , a renowned art show where leading galleries from around the world showcase pieces. “Comedian” seems to consist of a banana duct-taped to a wall.
The banana was already gaining massive attention and generating conversation on social media before Datuna's stunt. Three buyers have already purchased the pieces, paying between $120,000 and $150,000, The New York Times reported...
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