Rotting Banana Sold for $ 150,000 at a Trade Show in Miami. A remarkable piece of art was sold at a trade show in Miami. It is a fresh banana that was stuck to the wall with duct tape.
The creator is artist Maurizio Cattelan, who likes to provoke with his work. He once came up with a toilet of solid gold as a commentary on the art world and a large amount of money involved.
The work, called ‘Comedian’, has been purchased by various buyers. They don’t buy the fruit on display in Miami, which is becoming overripe, but they buy the concept behind the artwork.
Those who want to install it must buy a banana themselves and stick it to the wall in a 14-page document according to instructions.
The banana must hang at the height of 1.75 meters at an angle of 37 degrees, and it must be refreshed every seven to ten days, depending on how it looks. Cattelan had bought the banana stuck in Miami from a local grocer. The work raised 150,000 dollars.