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Banana, duct tape add up to $150,000 at Art Basel Miami


https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/idris-elba-djs-banana-art-sells-120k-art-67582028

3D-printed cocktails, a traffic jam sculpture made of hundreds of tons of sand and more celebrity sightings than a Kardashian Christmas party were all part of over-the-top festivities during the week of Art Basel Miami, but it was a banana that stole the show.

The most talked-about artwork of the week was titled “Comedian” — a spotty banana duct-taped to a wall by artist Maurizio Cattelan.


According to artnet News, two pieces quickly sold for $120,000. The Paris-based Perrotin gallery raised the price to $150,000 for the third piece, which will be sold to a museum. The bananas were bought at a local grocery store. No instructions were given on what to do as the banana ages.....



Florida Police Department Asks $200K for Donut Taped to Wall

https://www.breitbart.com/local/2019/12/10/florida-police-department-asks-200k-donut-taped-wall/

The Tampa Police Department is selling its own version of “art” to mock the banana art installation priced at $120,000 in a Florida art gallery.


Monday, the department shared a photo of the art installation, titled “Sgt. Donut,” to its Twitter feed:

"ATTENTION
Tampa’s finest piece of art work is on display at TPD. The cities most elite artist, @ChiefDugan created this one of a kind piece,”Sgt. Donut”. Asking price $200,000
Who will be our highest bidder?
Bidding starts at $10! “Ten dollars ,twenty dollars do we hear $30?"

The original artwork, titled “Comedian” by artist Maurizio Cattelan, was presented last week at Art Basel Miami Beach. The banana duct-taped to a white wall sold two editions, with the latest reportedly going for $150,000.


Saturday, Miami Beach Police Department spokesman, Ernesto Rodriguez, tweeted a photo of himself with the expensive banana.......


One of the officers shows himself with the taped donut.
 
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