An Artist Values A Banana Taped Into A Wall For $120000 He Has More Bizarre Artwork In His Collection!

The $120,000 Art That Ended Up as Lunch—Not Just Once But Twice!

In a world where contemporary art continuously challenges the norms, one artist, Maurizio Cattelan, stands out. Known for his dark humor and controversial artworks, Cattelan’s piece titled “Comedian“—a banana duct-taped to a wall gained worldwide attention. This bizarre banana art was valued at a jaw-dropping $120,000! However, his masterpiece worth thousands of dollars got eaten by hungry people not once, but twice! This piece of work is not the only thing that he has provoked his audience with. Let’s look into some more of his amusing artwork. 

The $120,000 Banana: Gets Eaten Twice In An Exhibition!

At the Leeum Museum of Art, a simple yet provocative art piece grabbed headlines worldwide. “Comedian,” is a real artwork, surprisingly with a banana duct-taped to a wall. This art was sold for $120,000. However, its journey took a surprising turn when Noh Huyn-soo, a South Korean art student, decided to eat the pricey artwork. Claiming that he was just hungry and missed breakfast. Noh sparked a media frenzy by peeling the banana, eating it, and then cheekily reattaching the peel to the wall with duct tape.

The famous banana artwork was also a part of an exhibition Maurizio held at Art Basel Miami Beach. For the second time, another hungry person ate the expensive art piece. David Datuna, an installation and performance artist from Georgia, peeled off the art piece from the wall and ate it. 

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Maurizio Cattelan: Artistic Genius or Master Provocateur?

Maurizio Cattelan ventured into the art in the 1980s, quickly gaining attention for his daring and thought-provoking works. Through themes of death, irony, and societal contradictions, Cattelan critiques contemporary values. He often leaves his audience both horrified and intrigued. One of his notable early stunts was taping the gallerist Massimo de Carlo to a wall. The art showed his tendency to blend humor with a critique of the art world. Cattelan’s work questions the boundaries of art, challenging viewers to reflect on what they value and why.

Banana Duct-Taped Into A Wall For $120000
Image source: The Guardian / USA Today (The artist, Maurizio Cattelan and his artwork comedian)

Beyond the Banana: Other Notable Works by Cattelan

Cattelan’s portfolio extends far beyond “Comedian.” His art features work that consistently stirs debate and reflection. His art tackles themes of mortality, vulnerability, and the absurdity of the human condition, often through shocking or ironic imagery. Each piece invites viewers to reconsider their perceptions of art, value, and authenticity, pushing the boundaries of conventional artistic expression.

Horses With Heads Stuck In A Wall

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The Prankster Art

Image source: CBS

America And The Stolen Golden Toilet!

Image source: Guggenheim Museum


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Not Afraid of Love

Image source: Artnet news


Image source: Artsper Magazine

Frank and Jamie

Image source: CBS / Mutual art


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Image source: Vogue

Crucified Woman

Image source: Tomorrow started

Ninth Hour

Image source: Robb report


Maurizio Cattelan remains a pivotal figure in contemporary art, known for his ability to blur the lines between art and reality, humor, and critique. “Comedian” and his other works testify to his influence, challenging us to question and appreciate the complex, often bizarre world of art. With such creation, we reflect on the power of art to provoke thought, elicit emotion, and even cause a bit of controversy—all in the pursuit of exploring the boundaries of artistic expression.

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