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Fact or Fiction: Banana duct taped to wall sells for $120k?

Posted: 2:05 PM, Dec 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-09 17:05:21-05
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(KGTV) - Did a banana duct taped to a wall by an artist really sell for $120,000 in Miami?

Yes!

'Comedian' is the work of artist Maurizio Cattelan.

He says he came up with the idea a year ago and chose to use a real banana rather than an artificial one.

He made 3 in total. Two sold for $120,000 and a third is expected to go for $150,000.

FOLLOW UP: Performance artist David Datuna ate the banana off the wall Saturday, calling his performance 'Hungry Artist.' But the piece isn't ruined. The banana is allowed to be replaced on a continuous basis as needed. The person who bought 'Comedian' owns the idea of the art piece, so whether the banana itself sticks around or not doesn't affect its value.