STUDENT EATS $120K PIECE OF ART BECAUSE THEY WERE HUNGRY
In a bizarre turn of events, a hungry student has reportedly eaten a $120,000 piece of art by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. The artwork in question, entitled “Comedian,” features a ripe banana duct-taped to a wall, and has become an iconic piece of contemporary art.
According to reports, the student was attending a gallery event when they spotted the banana hanging on the wall. Feeling peckish, they decided to pluck the fruit off the wall and eat it, completely oblivious to the fact that they were destroying a valuable piece of art.
The incident has sparked outrage and disbelief in the art world, with many questioning how someone could be so careless with a work of art worth such a significant amount of money. However, the student appears to have no remorse, stating that the banana is replaced every few days and therefore had no real value.
This is not the first time that “Comedian” has made headlines for its unconventional nature. The piece was first exhibited at the Art Basel show in Miami in 2019, where it was purchased by a French art collector for $120,000. The work has since been displayed in galleries and museums around the world, drawing crowds and controversy wherever it goes.
Despite the student’s cavalier attitude towards the incident, many in the art world are still reeling from the news. Maurizio Cattelan himself has yet to comment on the situation, but it’s safe to say that “Comedian” will continue to be a topic of discussion and debate in the art world for years to come.