Artist Maurizio Cattelan duct-taped a banana to a wall at Art Basel Miami Beach and sold the artwork for a tidy sum. But that’s just the beginning of the story. Next, performance artist David Datuna came along and ate the banana!
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Gallery owner Emmanuel Perrotin was about to head to the airport when he heard that the banana was eaten. He darted to the space, clearly upset. A fair goer tried to cheer him up and handed him his own banana.
Perrotin and a gallery assistant re-adhered the borrowed banana to the wall just after 2 p.m.
Those involved offered a convoluted explanation of why eating the banana did not diminish the value of the artwork. Read about the incident, and see videos, at the Miami Herald. -via Metafilter
(Image source: David Datuna)