Art Basel Miami Beach removes $120,000 banana exhibit after it's eaten

The expensive fruit was plucked off the wall and eaten by performance artist David Datuna on Saturday amid health and safety concerns.
1:53 | 12/09/19

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All right now to that wild story about a banana taped to a wall commanding $120,000 at an art exhibition only to then be eaten by a performance artist. Will reeve is here with those hey, will. Hi, Amy. All art is subjective, right? Well, the hottest item of the bunch at a Miami art festival was a statement piece by an artist whose fans called it a reflection of our times. Maybe so. Judge for yourself. In hindsight it was ripe for the picking. That infamous bruised Ainge overpriced banana duct taped to the wall of a Miami gallery for the trendy art basil festival. Selling for up to $150,000. Peeled and consumed with a fruit-eating grin by performance art David dotuna in front of a stunned crowd. The installation by Maurizio Catalan made headlines for its absurdity. Again, it's a banana taped to a wall that reportedly sold three times to buyers who were said to receive instructions on how to display their pricey new purchase. Datuna who crashed the party and ate the exhibit posted his mischief on Instagram and tells ABC news, it was all in good I don't eat the art. I eat the conception of the art, you know, because they say banana is not art. It's just the idea so I eat the banana idea. The gallery that housed the banana announced they were not going to pursue any legal action against datuna calling it all in good fun. I think we got it right here. I was going to put it in a smoothie but turns out I can make a bunch of money off this so we'll keep it up. It is for sale. Always knew he was gifted. That's right. Thank you, will. Thank you so much.

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