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Artist eats Rs 85 lakh worth banana artwork, says it was delicious

Artist eats Rs 85 lakh worth banana artwork, says it was delicious”

The artwork, titled "Comedian", by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, was on display at the global gallery Perrotin here, the BBC said in the report.

"In the end, one day I woke up and said, 'the banana is supposed to be a banana'". Comprised of a real banana affixed to the wall with a piece of duct tape, this new work is no different than Cattelan's hyper-realistic sculptures lampooning popular culture and offer a wry commentary on society, power, and authority.

A second version of the art piece was also sold to a French man, according to ArtNet, and a third sold to a museum.

Luckily, the art installation - previously sold for $120,000, came with a Certificate of Authenticity, and a disclaimer that owners may replace the banana as needed.

Titled "Comedian", the original artwork by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan was on sale this week from Parisian gallery Perrotin, at the Art Basel festival in Miami.

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Peeling the banana off the wall, artist David Datuna declared "This is an art performance", before devouring the fruit in front of a crowd. "I love Maurizio Cattelan artwork and I really love this installation", he added. - Art Basel Miami Beach Perrotin Booth D24 December 5 - 8, 2019 - #MaurizioCattelan #ArtBaselMiami #ArtBaselMiamiBeach #ArtBasel #Perrotin - Courtesy Maurizio Cattelan.

A performance artist ate a really expensive snack totaling $120,000 at a Miami Beach, Florida, art gallery Saturday afternoon. ICYMI: it's literally just a banana duct-taped to a wall, along with a certificate of authenticity. "The banana is the idea", Lucien Terras, director of museum relations for Galerie Perrotin, told the Miami Herald.

"[Datuna] did not destroy the art work".

"When Maurizio first told me about his idea, I never once anticipated that it could become what it is today". The BBC reported that police were later sent to guard the replacement banana.

But if you thought eating a $120,000 banana was the truly wild part about this story, think again.

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