A banana, duct-taped to a wall, titled ‘Comedian’ has been sold at whopping $1,20,000 that roughly translates to Rs 85 lakh in Indian currency.
The health benefits of bananas are known to everyone, but can you pay Rs 85 lakh for a bite?
A banana, duct-taped to a wall, has been sold at the Art Basel in Miami Beach. The installation by noted Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, titled ‘Comedian’, was priced at $1,20,000 – or approximately Rs 85 lakh. It was presented on Wednesday by Perrotin, a contemporary art gallery founded in Paris, reports CNN.
According to Artsy, like most of Mr Cattelan’s works, the ‘Comedian’ also comes in editions of three, plus two artist’s proofs. Two of the three editions of ‘Comedian’ have been sold.
The artwork consists of a banana bought at a grocery store in Miami and a piece of duct tape. It also comes with a certificate of authenticity, and owners of the work replace the banana as they see fit. Reported NDTV
Emmanuel Perrotin, the owner of Perrotin Gallery, told CNN that the bananas are “a symbol of global trade, a double entendre, as well as a classic device for humor.”
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