Art Basel Maurizio Cattelan banana installation eaten 120000 USD David Datuna performance artist

Art Basel: Maurizio Cattelan’s US$120.000 installation banana eaten by another artist.

An artwork of an overripe banana duct-taped to a wall that sold for US$120.000 has been eaten by a separate performance artist.

The artwork, titled Comedian, by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, was on display at the international gallery Perrotin at Art Basel in Miami.

Three buyers bought the limited-edition pieces of the banana art this week.

But performance artist David Datuna pulled it from the wall, peeled it and devoured it on Saturday.

Art Basel Maurizio Cattelan 120.000 USD installation banana

"Art performance by me. I love Maurizio Cattelan artwork and I really love this installation. It's very delicious,"

Mr Datuna posted on Instagram.

Despite the initial anger of a member of staff, the banana was swiftly replaced and no further action will be taken.

The art reportedly comes with a certificate of authenticity, meaning owners can replace the banana.

"[Datuna] did not destroy the art work. The banana is the idea," Lucien Terras, a director at the gallery, told the Miami Herald.

Police were later deployed to guard the replacement banana.

Art Basel is one of the world's most high-profile contemporary art fairs.

Partially sourced @ BBC News


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