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Cops guard new $120,000 banana after eating incident

9 December 2019 21:16
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Cops guard new $120,000 banana after eating incident

ANKARA. KAZINFORM Police now stand guard around a replacement banana artwork valued at tens of thousands of dollars after the original was eaten off the wall at an art gallery in Miami, Florida, reported local media.

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After Italian sculptor Maurizio Cattelan’s banana artwork taped to a wall in the Perrotin at Art Basel gallery sold for $120,000, it was eaten on Saturday by David Datuna, a performance artist, who shared his feat on social media, Anadolu Agency reports.

In his post, Datuna said the artwork was delicious and added that he admired works by Cattelan.

After a replacement banana was put on display, police were put on duty to prevent a similar theft.

Luckily for the buyer, the artwork has a certificate of authenticity that enables replacement of the banana.

Cattelan produced a total of three banana artworks regarded as a critique of international commerce. The first two sold for $120,000 and the third is expected to net $150,000.

In September, a solid gold toilet by Cattelan which he named «America,» valued at $6 million, was stolen from England’s Blenheim Palace where it was displayed.


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