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The most expensive in the history of the banana was eaten at the end yesterday, fair Art Basel Miami Beach
ARTinvestment.RU   09 декабря 2019

This simple method of installation "comedian" Maurizio Cattelan was turned into a performance of "starving artist" by David Datuna

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“Hungry Artist” Art performance by me I love Maurizio Cattelan artwork and I really love this installation It's very delicious #artbasel #artbaselmiamibeach #daviddatuna #Eatingabanana #Mauriziocattelan #Hungryartist

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On the ground over the last 15 years the appearance at the fair of the new works by Maurizio Cattelan we wrote last week. The installation "the comedian" represents a banana taped to the wall with silver duct tape, is a serial work, a limited edition: it is known at least about two sold "bananas" in this series.

did Not stay among the unsold and instance represented in the gallery Perrotin: according to media reports, the banana has been bought by an unnamed collector for $120 (according to other sources, $150) thousand.

However, in the last day of the fair, something unexpected happened: in the eyes of the amazed public, banana — the main object of the installation — were eaten by the American artist and collector, David Datong. The process of eating a banana the artist soon after the incident, published in his instagram, describing the events as performance "starving artist".

the representative of the gallery also noted that the Datong really work is not destroyed, so sold not a specific banana, and the idea behind this installation.

the Banana is replaced and to read more about why experts think this idea is valuable, in fresh column The New York Times.

Sources: bbc.co.uk, nytimes.com, nytimes.com



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