‘As ludicrous as it can get’: Banana taped to wall sells for $120,000 at Miami art fair

A banana that was duct-taped to a wall was sold at a Miami art gallery for $120,000.

Perrotin, a contemporary art gallery, presented the work on Wednesday, which was created by Maurizio Cattelan. It’s the artists first contribution to an art gallery in 15 years. The artwork, titled Comedian, features a banana purchased in a Miami grocery store with only one piece of duck tape used to hold it up. The gallery has three editions, two of which have already been sold for $120,000. Prices have increased for the last one. However, buyers have not been told what to do should the artwork go bad.

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