To start with; who in their right mind, except a very eccentric, wealthy fool would pay 120,000.00$ for a banana taped to a wall.
Remember the banana duct-taped to a wall and labeled “art” that sold for $120,000? On Saturday, a New York man walked up to the art installation and ate the banana.
People are starving all around the world and some crackpot will spend 120,000.00$ on a banana taped to the wall.
The supposed piece of art was the WORK/CON/ROUSE of Maurizio Cattelan who is well-known for his far out art work. Did Maurizio ever see a sucker coming.
The retail price of one pound of bananas in the United States climbed 2 cents to 58 cents in 2018. This two-cent change is the largest of the past six years as prices have remained quite stable, only varying by one cent. Banana prices peaked in 2008 at 62 cents per pound.
So it is safe to say the Maurizio made a hefty profit on his art exhibit. Including the 1/1,000th of a cent for the tape he used to secure is masterpiece to the wall + the banana, this had to set the artist back about .22222 total.
There are 3 bananas to a pound = .20 cents for one banana + the tape = one very shrewd French artist = one very stupid buyer = one very satisfied, hungry person.
How much money can any person have who would spend that kind of $oldi on a banana, taped to the wall or not??
With all of the hungry people in the world, and all the other humanitarian things this fool could do with his bread (old term for $$$) , I would think that Mr. French Guy would have feed the hungry, instead of squander 120,000.00$ on a banana.
Cattelan was the artist behind the 18-karat gold toilet named “America” that was widely touted as anti-Trump art. It was on display in a public restroom in the Guggenheim in New York City in 2016. I would conclude, that is where Cattelan’s so called artwork belongs.
My question is; what the hell was the buyer going to do with the 120,000.00$ banana. He would have to preserve it in a plastic coating or something. Possibly in 40 years, he could have strip the plastic off and have a very expensive mid-day snack with his Expresso on the Champs-Élysées .
It is a shameful the excesses people have in this world.
Two incidents that sticks out in my memory.
1st the Camel Jockey: Today, a businessman named Saeed Abdul Ghafour Khouri was willing to pay 52.2 dirham — the equivalent of $14.3 million — for the local license plate labeled “1” at an auction at the 7-star Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, making it the world’s most expensive license plate. Apr 14, 2009
I have always said; some of the people in that part of the world were shitting out of a window one day, struck liquid gold, and the next day were flying around in their private helicopters. As we can see, they have no value for money.
2nd THE Cambell soup can:
Apr 13, 2016 – The FBI has issued a $25,000 reward after seven of Campbell’s Soup Cans prints by Andy Warhol—worth an estimated $500,000—were stolen from the Springfield Art Museum in Missouri. … The thieves are thought to have broken into the museum when it was closing and then made off with the prints during the night.
I can’t make up my mind, who was the bigger sucker; the banana on the wall buyer or the soup can fool??
While I am thinking about it; I have an original print of a sucker I would like to get 125,000.00$ for – I am looking for a sucker to buy my psychedelic sucker. Being French is not a prerequisite!!