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An artist sold a banana duct-taped to the wall for $120,000. On Sunday, someone tore the fruit off the wall and ate it.

  • Earlier this week, Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan put up a piece titled "Comedian" at the Art Basel Miami festival.
  • The visitors to Art Basel Miami adored the piece; dense crowds prompted the gallery to take "Comedian" down on Sunday.
  • Performance artist David Datuna reportedly grabbed the banana on display at Art Basel, tore it off the wall, and devoured it on Saturday.
  • That's because, without the artist's certificate of authenticity, "Comedian" reverts to just being banana on the wall.
  • According to Art Basel Miami, Datuna's smorgasbord didn't destroy the art work or detract from the piece's monetary value.
  • Cascone reported that Art Basel Miami has a spare banana on hand.
  • According to the New York Times, after Datuna's stunt, the gallery simply taped another piece of fruit to the wall.

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Move to share art prize sparked outrage. Why winning is out of fashion

  • In a mass giveaway more commonly seen on Oprah Winfrey's set, organizers of Britain's most prestigious modern art award, the Turner Prize, gave the trophy to all four shortlisted artists -- Helen Cammock, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani -- after they'd joined forces and asked to share the honor.
  • But it's not the first time a high-profile prize has split the difference; this year's Booker Prize was shared between two novelists -- Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo -- after judges "found it impossible to single out one winner." And in January, Glenn Close and Lady Gaga tied for the Critic's Choice Award for Best Actress.
  • So, with the cinema awards seasons approaching in the new year, perhaps it's time to prepare ourselves for more shared prizes, more "honored" winners -- and more inter-generational outrage.

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