See How This Banana Duct-Taped To A Wall Was Worth $120,000
The big brands began teasing how cheap their products were as compared to what was being sold. They kept the while background and duct-tape but replaced the banana with their own product. For example, this was made by Popeyes Chicken who said that toasted brioche bun, two pickles, fried chicken, and mayo would add just $3.99 to the existing $120,000.
The art does have a meaning. Emmanuel Perrotin—the founder of Perrotin which is the gallery the artwork is being displayed in said that the art showcased the meaning and importance of objects changes depending on the context. If it were on a table the banana would be for pennies but displayed on a canvas it is worth thousands.
Fruit and other companies began selling and marketing their products based on how expensive they are as compared to the $120,000 banana. They began trolling the artwork with how anyone could call themselves an artist by buying cheap produce and taping it to a wall. The memes this artwork generated was substantial and will last us a month.
People even mockingly starting bidding products taped to a wall to see the public’s reaction. The issue most people have with such artwork is that the people who made it are getting rich but the people who helped as in the farmers who grew the banana or even the duct-tape manufactures will never see a penny.
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Another big part of this entire thing that irked people was the fact that none of this was done for charity or a good cause. A person legit taped a banana to a wall and was paid $120,000 for it. And he did this two more times with his next banana exhibit going for $150,000.