Someone ate the $120,000 banana at Art Basel. Some quick thinking saved the day: Follow-up article
The follow-up stories to the reason "ART" has become a gimmick/play tool--to those with the means to play.
Artist David Datuna explains why he ate a $120,000 banana at Art Basel - CNN Video
https://www.cnn.com/videos/style/2019/12/10/david-datuna-art-basel-banana-sot-ywt-vpx.cnn Artist who ate $120,000 banana quips: I was hungry
Performance artist David Datuna says he ate an art installation composed of a banana duct taped to a wall that sold for $120,000 at Art Basel in Miami as part of a performance art piece.Source: CNN