See How This Banana Duct-Taped To A Wall Was Worth $120,000
The most recent meme to come from the depths of human creativity was a banana taped to a wall that sold for a whopping $120,000. This took the internet by storm and people could not believe that something as mundane as this could be sold for that high a price.
For $120,000 you could buy a house, a fancy, luxurious car and many more things that are not just a banana and duct-tape. But, unfortunately, in 2019 this is considered art that is worth over $100,000. Seeing how viral this got many popular companies made their marketing in the same style.
1Royal Canadian Mint
Even the Royal Canadian Mint that produces all of Canada’s circulation coins spoofed the artwork with their own adaptation that had the banana and a Canadian $2 coin. When the news of this artwork hit the Internet it was set ablaze when people saw just how much money was being thrown at a banana and duct-tape.
The art was made by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. While most people were expecting another generic old painting or sculpture he went with something unique. The art was showcased at an exhibit at Art Basel Miami Beach. This is where art experts and potential buyers first saw the ‘unique’ artwork.
Everyone began mocking the artwork not for its simplicity but for its downright unreal appeal that got it worth $120,000. People began taping random objects to their walls with duct-tape and calling themselves an artist. It was quite hilarious at first but then when the major companies got involved it became even funnier.
4Burger King France
The art piece was called “The Comedian.” And something that most people do not know is that there are actually three of these. The very last one is said to go for a higher price at around $150,000. This is what baffles people’s minds as to how this is even possible.
The biggest arguing point is that this is a real banana which is about to get rotten within a few days so the value of the artwork is no longer going to remain as compared to other artworks. This is why the Internet is baffled by the person who actually spent $120,000 on it. This is not a picture or a fake banana that is going to last forever.