Updated: May 11
I would like to share with you the remaining articles on the banana taped to the wall art. you notice that even the buyers of this use the word I used to define this ABSURDITY!
This is the reason REAL ART and REAL ARTIST wander aimlessly in the wilderness of LIFE!
The buyers of two editions of Maurizio Cattelan’s banana masterpiece, Comedian (2019), have been revealed. Miami art collectors Billy and Beatrice Cox have purchased one version of the work—which consists of a banana duct-taped to a wall—for $120,000, while Sarah Andelman, founder of the Parisian boutique Colette, purchased another edition.
In a statement to Page Six, the Coxes said:
We are acutely aware of the blatant absurdity of the fact that Comedian is an otherwise inexpensive and perishable piece of produce and a couple of inches of duct tape. When we saw the public debate [the Maurizio Cattelan piece] sparked about art and our society, we decided to purchase it. We knew we were taking a risk, but ultimately we sense that Cattelan’s banana will become an iconic historical object.
The couple compared the work to Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s soup cans, and said they planned to eventually donate the piece to a museum.(Will it be preserved)