June 7, 2023

Artist Maurizio Cattelan’s “Comic” paintings consists of a banana affixed to a wall with duct tape. Whereas at present on show at Seoul’s Leeum Musuem of Artwork, it proved to be too tempting to a South Korean artwork scholar who ate the fruit after which taped the peel again on the wall. He was “hungry,” he mentioned. (Video above.) Apparently he is not going to be charged for any damages. In spite of everything, the banana is changed with some frequency anyway. (In 2019, a efficiency artwork additionally ate the banana paintings on show at Miami’s Artwork Basel the place it offered for $120,000.) From BBC Information:

Mr Noh later instructed native media that he noticed Cattelan’s work as a rise up in opposition to a sure authority. “There might be one other rise up in opposition to the rise up,” the Seoul Nationwide College scholar instructed KBS.

“Damaging an paintings is also seen as an paintings, I believed that might be fascinating… Is not it taped there to be eaten?”

When instructed in regards to the incident, Mr Cattelan mentioned, “No downside in any respect”.

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