This piece of artwork is bananas – actually.
Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan created a duct-taped banana paintings this is on show at Artwork Basel in Miami, in line with artwork marketplace site Artnet.
The associated fee tag? A whopping $120,000.
When you suppose the be offering is a-peeling, you will be out of success.
The primary version of the banana artwork, titled “Comic,” was once already offered from Emmanuel Perrotin’s gallery, Galerie Perrotin, which has places in New York and Asia, the web site studies, and extra editions have additionally been promoting.
The second one version offered to a person at the yearly artwork pageant, the web site studies, and Perrotin and Cattelan agreed to lift the associated fee to $150,000 sooner than promoting the 3rd version to a museum.
USA TODAY has reached out to Galerie Perrotin for comment.
Prior to the reported sales, Perrotin told CNN that bananas are “a symbol of global trade, a double entendre, as well as a classic device for humor,” adding that Cattelan turns normal objects into “vehicles of both delight and critique.”
The outlet also reported that there are no clear instructions for buyers on whether the bananas start to decompose. The Miami Herald reported that owners can replace the banana, as needed.
Cattelan is the same artist behind the 18-karat solid gold working toilet art work titled “America,” which made headlines in January when burglars stole it from its exhibit in Britain’s Blenheim Palace, the birthplace and ancestral home of Winston Churchill.
“The piece of art that has been stolen is a high value toilet made out of gold that was on display at the palace,” said Thames Valley detective inspector Jess Milne.
He said the theft caused “significant damage and flooding” because the toilet had been connected to the palace plumbing system.
Police said a 66-year-old man was arrested in the incident.
In 2016, the toilet was on display at New York’s Guggenheim Museum, where it was reportedly used by 100,000 people.
Contributing: Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY
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