Florida: Banana is the cheapest in the fruits as we know in India. What’s the point if a banana is more expensive for the poor? Before you get into the question of whether a banana is expensive, please read this story…
Banana art at the Art Gallery in Miami Beach, Florida, sold for a record amount which you cannot believe it but it’s true. We have seen the paintings which don’t have the value in the eyes of the common man sold for the huge amount but only the artists will know the value of it.
The artwork of the banana paste from the tape to the wall was created by the famous Italian artist Maurizio Catalan. It was called “Comedian” and is currently worth $120,000. According to the Indian currency, Burrobari costs Rs.85 lakhs.
If I was able to spend so much I would have bought a house for that money!
The bestselling banana art was presented by art dealer Emmanuel Perrotin at the Art Gallery in Paris. Catalan’s comedian art has been published in the Arts Gallery in three editions to date. Two-thirds of the versions are already available, according to the Arts Sci Web site.
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The artwork includes a frozen banana and a piece of tape at a grocery store in Maimi. What is special is that it has been certified and owned by the artwork.
Emmanuel Perrotin, the owner of the Perrotin Gallery, spoke and described the banana as a great tool of comedy, not just a symbol of global business. (Agencies)
He initially took a banana for inspiration of creating a sculpture in that shape, he tried various things, at last, he came with the idea of real banana.
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🍌 Maurizio Cattelan’s new sculpture ‘Comedian’ at Art Basel Miami marks the artist’s first major debut at an art fair in over 15 years! Comprised of a real banana affixed to the wall with a piece of duct tape, this new work is no different than Cattelan’s hyper-realistic sculptures lampooning popular culture and offer a wry commentary on society, power, and authority. In the same vein as Cattelan’s America (2016), this piece offers insight into how we assign worth and what kind of objects we value. The idea of this work came to the artist’s mind a year ago. Back then, Cattelan was thinking of a sculpture that was shaped like a banana. Every time he traveled, he brought a banana with him and hung it in his hotel room to find inspiration. He made several models: first in resin, then in bronze and in painted bronze for finally coming back to the initial idea of a real banana. Discover it on our booth D24! — Art Basel Miami Beach 📍 Perrotin Booth D24 📆 December 5 – 9, 2019 — #MaurizioCattelan #ArtBaselMiami #ArtBaselMiamiBeach #ArtBasel #Perrotin — Courtesy Maurizio Cattelan.