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The $120,000 Cavendish

from The Miami Herald

Someone ate the $120,000 banana at Art Basel. Some quick thinking saved the day

BY HOWARD COHEN AND SIOBHAN MORRISSEY

Someone ate a really expensive snack at Art Basel Saturday afternoon — to the tune of $120,000.

For one banana.

By now you have probably heard of the now world-famous banana duct-taped to Emmanuel Perrotin’s outer gallery wall at Art Basel Miami Beach. The piece that sold to an art collector for $120,000.

The $120,000 banana — a real, rather ripe and edible one — is the work of Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan and titled “Comedian.” The work comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, and owners are told that they can replace the banana, as needed.

Instructions on how to replace the banana are not included.

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Posted on December 9, 2019 by Editor

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