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Banana Duct-Taped To Wall Sells For $120k At An Art Exhibit In Miami

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Banana Duct-Taped To Wall Sells For $120k At An Art Exhibit In Miami

Would you really have bought this expensive piece for that amount?

Would you have purchased a banana duct-taped to a wall for $150,000?

IF NO, wealthy art collectors have shelled out the big bucks to lay their hands on the prized installation by Maurizo Cattelan, an Italian artist.

Wealthy art collectors have shelled out the big bucks to lay their hands on the prized installation by Maurizio Cattelan

The Parisian Art Gallery, Perrotin with branches across Asia and in New York sold the first piece for $120,000

Exhibited at the Art Basel Miami Beach, the Parisian Art Gallery, Perrotin with branches across Asia and in New York sold the first piece for $120,000.

‘We sold it already.’ Emmanuel Perriton said of the art dubbed ‘The Comedian.’ According to Artnet News, a French woman was the lucky buyer of the installation. While she had initially purchased pieces from the Miami gallery, the Comedian was her first piece from Maurizo.

The Italian Artist was quite skeptical when deciding on the right fruit to choose for his pieces, so he carefully chose bananas

People took photos with the expensive piece

The bananas were sourced from a local Miami Supermarket and were taped to a wall with single duct tape. Similarly, a French man also bought the second edition of the piece, giving the artist a bumped price of $150,000 for the 3rd edition.

Presently, two institutions have indicated their interest in the expensive piece. The Italian Artist was quite skeptical when deciding on the right fruit to choose for his pieces, so he carefully chose bananas. Perrotin, having worked with the artist for over 27years was left surprised by how much attention the bananas got.

‘It was like a miracle. I don’t know how this happened. When we started working together, I had to fight to convince collectors one by one to buy his work.’ Perrotin stated.

In September, Cattelan made the international headlines after a toilet, he created with 18-karat gold, valued at $6million got stolen

‘The Comedian’ concept, however, took about a year to come up as a major stunt. The artist has made versions of the piece using resin and bronze but felt something was still lacking.

Earlier in September, Cattelan made the international headlines after a toilet, he created with 18-karat gold, valued at $6million got stolen from the Bleinheim Palace in the United Kingdom.

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