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The Duct Taped Banana

A critique of Maurizio Cattelan’s $120,000 banana

By E.K. DanielsPublished 10 months ago 1 min read
The Duct Taped Banana
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Cattelan's 'Comedian' is what happens when Dadaism meets Home Depot and your local market. A taped banana parades as profound commentary, mocking both artist and patron. An emblem of excess, it encapsulates a culture fixated on novelty over substance. It sold for $120,000 but I think Warhol would've canned it.


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E.K. Daniels

Writer, watercolorist, and regular at the restaurant at the end of the universe. Twitter @inkladen

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  • Kendall Defoe 10 months ago

    I remember this one! A lot of debate about what art is and what it can or should be. I leave you with one quote: "Art is what you can get away with" - Andy Warhol

  • Grz Colm10 months ago

    Bahahah. Excellent and fun critique!! 😁

  • Babs Iverson10 months ago

    Oh yes!!! Love your last line!!!

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