Banana Duct-Taped to Wall Sells for $120,000 at Art Basel Miami Festival

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Two of the three editions of the banana artwork sold for $120,000 at the Art Basel Miami festival

(FOX NEWS) – This work of art seems to have a lot of a peel. An odd piece of artwork that consists of a banana duct-taped to a wall has sold for $120,000 at a Miami art fair.

The piece, titled “The Comedian,” was created by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, who is behind an 18-carat gold toilet offered to President Trump earlier this year.

Two of the three editions of the banana artwork sold for $120,000 at the Art Basel Miami festival and a third is expected to fetch $150,000, Miami’s WFOR-TV reported.

The event is a star-studded affair that occurs every December and includes parties and shows. The price tag of “The Comedian” has spurred criticism of wealth inequality and materialism.

Kristen Orthman, director of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, tweeted about the peice: “‘Banana with duct tape’ also know as ‘we need a wealth tax.'”

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Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan created the banana duct-taped to a wall art piece that sold for $120,000. (Fox News image)
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