That’s not a sculpture of a banana. Artist Maurizio Cattelan had considered making one out of resin. But, instead, he simply stuck a real banana to a wall with a strip of duct tape. It sold at auction at the Art Basel event in Miami Beach.
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Although the art news website Artsy does not say precisely what the price was, it does mentioned that the sculpture had been priced at $120,000.
It’s called Comedian. Cattelan intends it as a joke. I suspect that his audience, especially the person in it who purchased the banana, may be the butt of the joke.
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