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Sunday, December 08, 2019

The move was bananas ... or maybe the work was just too appealing. A performance artist shook up the crowd at the Art Basel show in Miami Beach on Saturday when he grabbed a banana that had been duct-taped to a gallery wall and ate it.

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In a video posted on his Instagram account, David Datuna, who describes himself as a Georgian-born American artist living in New York, walks up to the banana and pulls it off the wall with the duct tape attached.

"Art performance ... hungry artist," he said, as he peeled the fruit and took a bite. "Thank you, very good."

A few bystanders could be heard giggling before a flustered gallery official whisked him to an adjoining space for questioning.

Cattelan (the creator of this "masterpiece") is perhaps best known for his 18-carat, fully functioning gold toilet called "America" that he had once offered on loan to US President Donald Trump.

The toilet, valued at around $5 to $6 million, was in the news again in September when it was stolen from Britain's Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of wartime leader Winston Churchill, where it had been on display.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-12-08 01:23 PM | Reply

If they had any balls, they would duct tape the turd the banana made to the same canvas.

Wonder how much that would get..

#2 | Posted by boaz at 2019-12-08 07:46 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#2

That might be the best double entendre you've ever written. Thanks for the smile.

#3 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-12-08 07:51 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Some art isn't meant to last forever. In this case that's even more true since the banana shelf life is what two weeks?

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2019-12-08 08:49 PM | Reply

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