Duct-taped banana on market for $150,000 at Art Basel Miami Beach

Uncategorized Faizah Kamal 06-Dec-2019

A banana duct-taped to a wall went on sale at Art Basel Miami Beach on Dec. 4. According to art market website Artnet, two of the three editions have already sold, with the last now going for $150,000.

The work, by Maurizio Cattelan, was presented by Perrotin, a contemporary art gallery founded in Paris. The gallery has had a long association with the Italian artist.

It is Cattelan’s first contribution to an art fair in 15 years, the gallery said.

The work “offers insight [into] how we assign worth and what kind of objects we value”, according to a statement from Perrotin gallery.