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Old 12-09-2019, 12:10 AM
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OT: Banana sells for $120,000 at Art Basel

It's not even a dancing banana!

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/08/a...art-basel.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/08/a...n-banana-.html
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Old 12-09-2019, 12:18 AM
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I'm hoping my duct taped Ragu performance art takes off...










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Old 12-09-2019, 04:35 AM
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and then the buyer eats it:

https://abc7.com/entertainment/man-eats-$120k-banana-from-installation-at-miami-art-exhibit/5740798/
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Old 12-09-2019, 04:36 AM
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:34 AM
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Sometimes I have to consider if its worth it for me to eat bananas at Trader Joe's which are only 19c.
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:37 AM
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Lmao! I saw a guy in the city selling a taped banana for 1200.00 yesterday and was wondering ***!? Ill try to get a picture later for you guys!
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:39 AM
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"...$120,000 art banana..."
Still a complete artwork bargain at TWICE the price!
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:46 AM
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Monney laundering at his best
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Old 12-09-2019, 11:17 AM
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Monney laundering at his best
Possibly. I think it was just a publicity stunt, and no money actually changed hands.
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Old 12-09-2019, 12:21 PM
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I could be wrong...but I thought the guy who ate it was a "performance artist" but not the guy who bought it? Otherwise, why were there "guards posted" and why were there charges "that were not pressed"?

And people think adults riding bikes are nuts.
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Old 12-09-2019, 12:21 PM
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Possibly. I think it was just a publicity stunt, and no money actually exchanged hands.
My thoughts too. True art!
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Old 12-09-2019, 01:01 PM
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"The French art collector owns the "idea" of this art piece, so whether the banana itself sticks around or not doesn't affect its value. She still has the certificate of authenticity, so she's still got $120k worth of banana art to her name."

Kind of like that Banksy that shredded itself. Sorta.

Someone actually did buy it.
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Old 12-09-2019, 01:14 PM
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Believe it or not i think melons in japan sell for this much regularly
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Old 12-09-2019, 01:18 PM
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Believe it or not i think melons in japan sell for this much regularly
I think they auction off the first melons of the season from a specific region and they typically run 20-30k.
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Old 12-09-2019, 02:32 PM
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I think they auction off the first melons of the season from a specific region and they typically run 20-30k.
The Japanese pay crazy amounts for the symmetry etc. The perfect shape, so to speak.
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