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Art Basel: artist eats 120'000 dollars' worth of banana

Expensive Snack at one of the largest art fairs in the world: A recently for 120'000 dollars as the Installation sold banana has been eaten at Art Basel in Miami in front of the eyes perplexer visitors of an action artist.

Unhindered by the security services, David Datuna grabbed on Saturday (local time) with adhesive tape wall-mounted banana and you ate silence around the soul, like a Video on the Instagram page of the American shows.

The banana was part of an Installation by the Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, who had only been on Friday for the amount sold. Datuna commented on his "Hungry Artist" (hungry artists) titled Performance with the words: "I love Maurizio Cattelans art , and I love this Installation really. It's delicious."

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Unknown damage

The responsible for the show Galerie Perrotin responded calmly: "He has destroyed the work of art", to appease a spokesman for consolidated according to the newspaper "Miami Herald". The buyer would have only acquired an Authenticity certificate and the rights to the idea. The banana itself was replaceable, it was called.

seeing This, a visitor to Art Basel, apparently in a similar way: He handed the hastily summoned gallery owner Emmanuel Perrotin, according to the "Miami Herald" short-hand for a spare banana, the Perrotin instead of the Original fruit draped on the wall with tape.

For Cattelan, it is not the first Time that one of his works of art lost. In the headlines, he was also as the Creator of more than six million francs expensive Toilets made of Gold, which had been stolen in September from the UK to Blenheim Palace near Oxford. In contrast, the banana is comparatively cheap. (scl/sda)

Created: 08.12.2019, 04:08 PM

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