Liberals, whose disdain for the “uneducated” and “deplorable” commoners in the flyover states who aren’t “woke,” think a banana taped to a wall is “art” and will pay it $120,000 for it.
Via Fox News
Remember the banana duct-taped to a wall and labeled “art” that sold for $120,000? On Saturday, a New York man walked up to the art installation and ate the banana.
The banana art, titled “Comedian,” was the work of Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. It’s a part of Emmanuel Perrotin’s outer gallery wall at Art Basel in Miami Beach. The piece sold for $120,000 to a French art collector.
Around 1:45 p.m. in front of a convention center full of art lovers, New York-based performance artist David Datuna ate the banana, gallery representatives told the Miami Herald.
He called it “Hungry Artist.”
A dismayed Peggy Leboeuf, a partner at Perrotin Gallery, frantically told Datuna, “But you’re not supposed to touch the art!”
The gallery reported the incident to security, but Datuna slipped away.
Lucien Terras, director of museum relations, said the work was still salvageable.
The work came with a Certificate of Authenticity, and a disclaimer that owners may replace the banana as needed.
……Perrotin, the gallery owner, was on his way to the airport when he heard the banana had been eaten. Immediately enraged, he turned around and headed back to the gallery. One of the gallery viewers tried to cheer him up by handing him another banana.
Perrotin and a gallery assistant taped the new banana back to the wall.
You can’t make up this shit.
This is proof positive that any kook with no real talent can pull a stunt like taping a banana to a wall and the artsy fartsy New York snobs think it’s a masterpiece. Us peons just don’t understand ‘culture’.