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  • Idiocy in the world of art

    Like idiocy in the world of art is anything new...

    But, this particularly takes the banana bread for stupid:



    This "art" sold for $120,000 at a Miami art gallery.

    https://nypost.com/2019/12/05/this-1...-at-art-basel/

    That isn't art, and it definitely proves some people have more money than brains.


  • #2
    Saw this the other day and thought I was reading an onion article. Had to triple check the url.

    At least there's a hero in this story:

    Man who ate $120,000 art banana said he would've done it sooner, but wasn't hungry yet
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...would-n1098391
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    • #3
      Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post
      Like idiocy in the world of art is anything new...

      But, this particularly takes the banana bread for stupid:



      This "art" sold for $120,000 at a Miami art gallery.

      https://nypost.com/2019/12/05/this-1...-at-art-basel/

      That isn't art, and it definitely proves some people have more money than brains.
      It’s crazy but I do wonder if it was some sort of a publicity stunt. That is to say who was the highest bidder and did the highest bidder have a connection to the seller?
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      • #4
        Good question, unfortunately it gets worse.

        Miami couple who bought a banana duct-taped to a wall from artist Maurizio Cattelan for $120,000 have said they are aware of the artwork's "blatant absurdity."

        Billy and Beatrice Cox told Page Six that they were inspired to buy the piece, titled Comedian, at Art Basel Miami after seeing the stir it created globally when it was displayed last week.

        "We are acutely aware of the blatant absurdity of the fact that Comedian is an otherwise inexpensive and perishable piece of produce and a couple of inches of duct tape," the couple said.

        "We knew we were taking a risk, but ultimately we sense that Cattelan's banana will become an iconic historical object," the Cox family added.
        https://www.newsweek.com/banana-duct...urdity-1476414

        Seems there's no connection. They wanted to be apart of "history".
        "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
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        • #5
          More absurdity:

          The banana that sparked a deluge of think pieces and media hype at Art Basel Miami Beach last week shows no signs of slowing down. And those who dropped around $120,000 on their purchase of an edition of Marizio Cattelan’s Comedian—which is, as everyone now knows, a banana duct-taped to a wall—are now stepping forward to defend their purchases.

          Billy and Beatrice Cox of Miami, Florida released a statement to Page Six on their acquisition, calling the work “the unicorn of the art world” and comparing it to Andy Warhol’s iconic 1962 Campbell’s Soup Cans. The couple also shared their intention to loan and eventually donate the artwork to a museum.

          “When we saw the public debate Comedian sparked about art and our society, we decided to purchase it,” the pair said. “We bought it to ensure that it would be accessible to the public forever, to fuel debate and provoke thoughts and emotion in a public space in perpetuity.”
          https://news.artnet.com/art-world/ma...lector-1728009

          They wanted a banana to be accessible to the public forever.
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          - Benjamin Franklin

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          • #6
            The cleverest way to launder money that I have ever seen.

            Right out in public, even.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by TactiKill J. View Post
              Good question, unfortunately it gets worse.



              https://www.newsweek.com/banana-duct...urdity-1476414

              Seems there's no connection. They wanted to be apart of "history".
              Meanwhile, the original banana will have to be changed every week or so.

              Stupid is as stupid does.
              Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Phaing View Post
                The cleverest way to launder money that I have ever seen.

                Right out in public, even.
                The simplest way is to operate a casino. It is why Las Vegas was built to begin with.
                Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

                  Meanwhile, the original banana will have to be changed every week or so.

                  Stupid is as stupid does.
                  Or, maybe not. As the banana rots, it becomes a metaphor for something or whatever. That's the sort of crazy people who think this is art would tell you.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by T. A. Gardner View Post

                    Or, maybe not. As the banana rots, it becomes a metaphor for something or whatever. That's the sort of crazy people who think this is art would tell you.
                    That's a really good point.

                    Now, if you will excuse me, I'm going to go pee in a glass, label it something deep and philosophical like "The Essence of Humanity", and wait for the money to roll in!
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