When Maurizio Cattelan’s banana thrills Instagram
December 4th, 2019: the world of contemporary art causes rivers of ink to flow. The topic? A plain banana taped up the Gallery Perrotin stand at the Art Basel Miami Beach fair. Designed by Maurizio Cattelan and sold in triplicate ($120,000 each), this artwork titled “Comedian” caused a scandal due to its triviality and expensive prize. However, at the time of social media hype, the work became a ridiculed meme that inspires the wildest artefacts. Created in order to gather all these initiatives, the Instagram account “cattelanbanana” has more than 18,000 followers today. From Kanye West to Queen Elizabeth II and Jacquemus’ famous “Chiquito” bag, here are 10 unexpected reinterpretations of the most controversial banana in History.
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