Some Guy Ate That $120,000 Art Basel Banana

Brenda Watkins
December 13, 2019

Then, Datuna easily removes the tape and peeling the banana before taking a bite, he says "artistic performance, artistic performance, hungry artist".

From a colossal wave of visitors to selling for an insane amount, and even vandalism, here are all the ridiculous things that have happened with the Miami duct tape banana art so far.

The Italian artist is well-known for his comic pieces, where he has previously duct-taped famed gallerist Massimo De Carlo to the walls of his own gallery.

David Datuna, a New York-based performance artist, took the banana from the wall of the Galerie Perrotin booth and consumed it, in a video he uploaded to his Instagram page.

"This morning, following recommendations, we removed the installation at 9 a.m.", the gallery's statement said, adding, "Art Basel collaboratively worked with us to station guards and create uniform lines".

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Webber, who openly identified himself, began his video by expressing shock at people crowding around to take photos of the empty white wall where the banana "art" had once been.

The gallery reported the incident to security, but Datuna has not been arrested.

Before we get to the banana, we should consider where it was eaten.

The stunt on Saturday afforded a whole new meaning to gallery founder Emmanuel Perrotin's comments made earlier this week, which said "Maurizio's work is not just about objects, but about how objects move through the world". The banana is meant to be replaced. But after testing several materials, including resin, bronze and painted bronze, he chose to use a real store-bought banana. "'Comedian, ' with its simple composition, ultimately offered a complex reflection of ourselves", he wrote. "In the end, I would like to warmly thank all those who participated in this memorable adventure".

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