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People Are Coming Up With Their Own 'Duct-Tape Art' After Banana In Art Basel Sells For Rs 85 Lakh

Image credits: Twitter.

Image credits: Twitter.

The duct-taped banana, which was displayed in Art Basel's Miami exhibition has been going viral ever since it made its way to the Internet.

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Raka Mukherjee

A picture is worth a thousand words. But in this case, a banana duct-taped to a wall was worth Rs 85 lakh.

The duct-taped banana, which was displayed in Art Basel's Miami exhibition has been going viral ever since it made its way to the Internet.

Created by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan titled ‘Comedian’ work displayed at the exhibition. Describing a banana as “a symbol of global trade, a double entendre, as well as a classic device for humour,” Cattelan brought the fruit with him to draw inspiration. He later mounted the banana on a wall on his hotel room.

But it didn't end there - a performance artist shook up the crowd at the Art Basel show in Miami Beach on Saturday when he grabbed a banana that had been duct-taped to a gallery wall and ate it.

But it turns out, the value of the work is in the certificate of authenticity. The banana is meant to be replaced. A replacement banana was taped to the wall about 15 minutes after his stunt.

As more details about this fruit emerged, the Internet went bananas and tried to re-create this art, by taping random items to their wall.

The world really is full of artists, even if they are just comedians.


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