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    "See You After Jail Guys": Art World Stunned After Man Eats $120,000 Banana Duct Taped To Wall

    On Friday, we reported on the latest bizarre milestone in the "art" world, when a banana duct-taped to a wall sold for $120,000 at that excess-liquidity conclave of ultra rich and other wannabe poseurs known Art Basel Miami Beach. Worse, a second banana duct-taped to a wall also sold for $120,000. Yet even worse than that, a third banana duct-taped to a wall is expected to sell for $150,000.

    Then on Saturday, at around 1:45pm, the art world was shocked and the art gallery stunned, when a random man, allegedly a performance artist, ate said duct-taped banana that sold earlier this week for $120,000.
    New York-based performance artist David Datuna ate the banana early on Saturday afternoon in front of a stunned convention full of "art" lovers most of whom had no idea whether they were witnessing even more "art", of just some clueless rando eating the world's most discussed "art" exhibit, the gallery told the Miami Herald.

    This happened and here's the video: someone ripped the Maurizio Cattelan banana off the wall at @ArtBasel and ATE IT 🍌 pic.twitter.com/JOL41jLoeY
    ó JiaJia Fei 费嘉菁 (@VAJIAJIA) December 7, 2019
    Perrotin Gallery spokesman Lucien Terras told the Herald that Datuna did not "destroy" the artwork because "the banana is the idea", or as Magritte would say "Ceci n'est pas une banane."
    The controversial piece, called "The Comedian," was created by Maurizio Cattelan, an Italian artist who had also entertained art lovers from around the globe in 2017 with his "America" 18-carat-gold toilet. The $6-million throne was stolen from England's Blenheim Palace over the summer according to CBS.
    Emmanuel Perrotin, the gallery founder, told CBS News that Maurizio's work is not just about objects, but about how objects move through the world.
    "Whether affixed to the wall of an art fair booth or displayed on the cover of the New York Post, his work forces us to question how value is placed on material goods," he said, although he could have also added "or eaten."
    He added that "the spectacle is as much a part of the work as the banana."
    Perrotin was about to head to the airport when he heard about the banana being eaten and rushed back, according to the Herald. An attendee tried to cheer him up by handing him a banana. A borrowed replacement banana was eventually re-adhered to the wall, because "art."
    Whereas the "art" world was briefly outraged after the 120,000 rotting banana was calmly eaten, unaware that they themselves were the joke, normals argued this piece is a perfect representation of what the art world has become with its gaping wealth inequalities and where idiotic "art" such as a banana duct taped to a wall sells for $120,000. Others, however, chose not to go as deep and appreciate the simplicity of the art piece. Yet others blamed the Fed for flooding the world with so much money that a banana duct taped to a wall was actually bought by someone for $120,000.


    As for Datuna, who calmly ate the banana in front of a room full of shocked "art" fans before he was confronted by an art gallery worker, his parting words were "see you after jail, guys."
    "Are you kidding me?"
    "It's performance."
    "It's absolutely not performance."
    ...
    "See you after jail, guys!" pic.twitter.com/BHsCtNLki2
    ó JiaJia Fei 费嘉菁 (@VAJIAJIA) December 7, 2019


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    BS "modern art" = money laundering

    Nothing to see here, move along...

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    Strange that something as simple as duct taping a banana to a wall is considered art. Anybody who thinks thats art would probably be a liberal.
    Last edited by Anti Globalist; 12-08-2019 at 08:32 AM.
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    Next week people will have banana's duct taped to their walls all over the world. Heck we should have one hung in the Whitehouse symbolizing a Banana Republic.

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    Meh. He should save he feces, duck tape it to a wall, and claimed he returned the artwork.
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    Duct-tape banana-art starter kit:


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    The story of the $120,000 (eaten) banana just won't end, and tonight it took another, even more surreal turn.
    The now-iconic white wall that as recently as Saturday held a duct-taped banana - arguably the world's most expensive - at Art Basel Miami Beach was "vandalized" on Sunday afternoon, forcing exhibitors to cover up the writing in red lipstick with a white cardboard. The banana, which attracted hundreds after it sold to an art collector for $120,000, was replaced with the phrase “Epstien (sic) didn’t kill himself,” written with red lipstick.
    There's always money in the banana stand.https://t.co/Up3lydwv98 pic.twitter.com/ZrIXPGYew5
    — Rudy Havenstein, Just the right amount of malarkey (@RudyHavenstein) December 9, 2019

    According to the Miami Herald, the surreal scene confused those who were present in the gallery, most who assumed it was just another "art" performance: "This is the gallery where anyone can do art, right?” the man is heard saying in a video provided to the Miami Herald when a security guard confronted him.
    This guy decided to write on the banana wall LOL ������*♀️ #ArtBasel @OfficialJoelF pic.twitter.com/jjWDyugNuv
    — sacha-stephanie (@sachasteph_) December 8, 2019
    Sacha Medici, 24, was strolling inside the Miami Beach Convention Center, hoping to spot Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan’s banana art piece, titled “Comedian,” which was eaten by a performance artist on Saturday afternoon.
    “When we got to the wall, it was white and empty,” Medici said. “We saw this guy live-streaming... and he starts writing on the wall and I was like, ‘No way, there’s no way this guy is writing.”
    Miami Beach Police spokesman Ernesto Rodriguez said the incident was reported at 4:50 p.m. and a man they identified as 46-year-old Roderick Webber of Massachusetts was arrested on charges of criminal mischief. A spokesperson for Art Basel directed any questions to authorities. Katherine Wisniewski, spokesperson for the Emmanuel Perrotin art gallery, where the vandalized wall is located, said their gallery is not affiliated with Webber.
    “If someone can eat the $120,000 banana and not get arrested, why can’t I write on the wall?” Webber shouted as he was escorted out of the convention center, according to a police report.
    Medici said that as the man wrote on the wall, everyone around her stared and recorded videos on their phones. Some pointed out he had misspelled the last name of Jeffrey Epstein.
    Earlier in the day, the infamous $150,000 banana duct-taped to a wall had disappeared again, this time because the gallery owners decided it was becoming an unsafe distraction, clearly anticipating some event such as this.

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    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Globalist View Post
    Strange that something as simple as duct taping a banana to a wall is considered art. Anybody who thinks thats art would probably be a liberal.
    Art's been going away from skill and order (e.g. Rembrandt) for a long time.

    It's been going toward feeling and chaos (e.g. Vassili Kandinsky).

    Then Andy painted a can of chicken noodle or whatever; and that was about the end of the road.

    Then some post-talent dumb-ass taped a fruit to a wall, and some other dumbass bought it, to be edgy.
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    The so called artist should have used a wax banana it would have lasted longer.



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