I’m not making this up.
A banana duct taped to a wall at an art gallery in Miami was sold for $120,000.
And then shortly after, it was eaten!
Performance artist David Datuna stunned the art world on Saturday when he chowed down on a banana, taped to the wall, which had been called “Comedian” by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan.
Datuna, who hails from the country of Georgia, commented that his actions were not vandalism and he does not regret his snack at Art Basel in Miami Beach, Florida.
“First of all, I very respect this artist. For me, he is one of the top artists in the world. And I think this is the first one in art history when one artist eat concept for another artist. People ask me, you eat banana? Physically is was banana, but banana is just a tool. So usually I eat the concept of the art.”
Datuna joined the crowd taking selfies with the banana on Saturday and then pulled off the tape and ate the banana in a video widely shared on social media.
“I decided in the morning. But I was not too hungry. So I spent another two hours to the Basel and I eat it.”
He also said that the banana was delicious.
And to add more controversy to the pot, he wasn’t even the buyer of the piece!