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THE AWFUL ARTIST BEHIND THE $120,000 BANANA

THE REMODERN REVIEW

Tally This Banana

It was the zany story of the week. A prank so dumb, it was like it was tailor-made for Morning Zoo DJs.

At the glitzy swap meet of Miami Basel, a contemporary artist offered a banana duct taped to a wall for $120,000.00. The punchline is, somebody bought it.

This is about the only scenario when contemporary art gains mass media traction: when something stupid sells for lots of money. Then it becomes a snarky variation on a human interest story.

The fruit is a big hit. It’s called “Comedian,” which is a valid accusation. It was an edition of 3, and the whole bunch sold, each with their genuine certificate of authenticity. A performance artist tried to hitch his wagon to this star by eating the banana. He was not arrested for the art theft. A crisis was averted when piece was reinstalled by simply…

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When the deep purple falls over sleepy garden walls…

lyrics by Mitchell Parish

And the stars begin to twinkle in the sky—
In the mist of a memory you wander back to me
Breathing my name with a sigh…”

another flaming flower

For a pocket camera, this Canon has a good macro function.  (More from the Enchanted Garden at the Poe Museum.)

For a pocket camera, this Canon has a good macro function.
(More from the Enchanted Garden at the Poe Museum.)

South of France, painting

South of France, oil on canvas

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