This 'Artwork' Of A Banana Duct-Taped To A Wall Is Selling For $175K
The so-called artwork is ultimately a banana duct-taped has gone on sale for a mind-blowing AU$175,000.
Titled 'Comedian', the art consists of a single banana bought from a Miami grocery store and a piece of duct tape to secure it to a wall, reports Artnet.com.
The piece went on a sale at Art Basel Miami Beach this week and is now the talk of the town.
Maurizio Cattelan, the Italian artist and prankster behind the work said the goal is to overcome boundaries of art that we're used to.
According to his website, it's all about "exploring new possibilities of reaching the audience through the creation of new spaces of art fruition."
It certainly seems as though he intended the 'fruition' part quite literally.
Some art critics have suggested the piece offers insight into how we assign worth and what kind of objects we value.
Other more unofficial critics declared it the death of art and "the most absurd pile of s**t [they'd] ever seen," on social media.
Believe it or not, it's not the first edition of the art. There are three all up, one of which has already sold for a cool $220,000.
The good news is, those of us who can't make the trip to the United States to see it in person or can't afford the hefty price tag, can always make our own -- like these thrifty people did.
Cattelan hasn't mentioned what happens when the banana begins to turn, but a replacement couldn't be too far away.