This is Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel.
This is a banana duct-taped to the wall at Art Basel in Miami, which sold for $120,000 before it was abruptly eaten by a performance artist.
While the banana was indeed consumed, apparently that doesn’t diminish the integrity of the six-figure art work, said Lucien Terras, director of museum relations for Galerie Perrotin.
“He did not destroy the art work. The banana is the idea,” Terras said.
We were, too, but that’s where the Certificate of Authenticity comes in. Collectors are buying the certificate. The banana is not made to last
But don’t worry. After the artist sold the banana for $120,000, he decided to sell more fruit for six-figure sums, including $150,000 to a museum that was probably bought with donations. Later editions, if you will.
Here is presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg arguing that the government should impose taxes on the poor because they will make terrible decisions with their money otherwise.
It’s an unbearably stupid time to be alive.