Eating Bananas is a world-famous artwork, this time by a student who was “hungry” | strange

Eating Bananas is a world-famous artwork, this time by a student who was "hungry" |  strange

Eating a banana during an exhibition in South Korea, an art student is part of a world-famous artwork. The much-discussed work by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan partially finished in a visitor’s stomach in 2019.

The artwork is called comedian It consists of a yellow banana attached to the wall with a duck tape. A student picked up a banana last week, ate it and then taped the peel back to the wall. Soon after, the peel was replaced with a new banana.

The young man later stated that he was “hungry” because he had not eaten breakfast, a spokesperson for the Seoul Yoom Art Museum told CNN. He also stated that Catilan had been informed. According to various media outlets, no steps will be taken against the student. The student also posted the photos himself on instagram.

Replace the bananas every two or three days

comedian It will be shown in Seoul until mid-July. Bananas are replaced every two or three days. The work is not for sale now, unlike in December 2019 comedian It was then sold for $120,000 at Art Basel Miami Beach and then taken up by an American performance artist. Footage of that incident was widely circulated at the time.

Cattelan is known for creating exciting artwork. For example, he made a toilet bowl out of 18-carat gold. The toilet bowl had been in use for some time at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and was stolen in 2019 during an exhibition in England. Also by Cattelan is a statue of a kneeling Hitler. A number of his works can be seen in Dutch museums.

A South Korean art student ate a banana by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan last week. © shwan.han / Instagram

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