In case you missed it, an art collector purchased a banana duct-taped to a gallery wall at Art Basel, Miami.
The collector paid $120,000, and the news immediately went viral.
Is it art? Is it a banana? Is it worthless now that someone went and ATE the banana?
One thing’s for sure, content creators saw the sale and are, understandably, peeved, howzabout people pay more for seriously beaut shots?
UAE based photographer Altamash posted his own joke take on #bananagate, asking for a minimum bid of $119,999 on this perfect symmetrical shot of the Burj K.
A banana sold for $120,000 @artbasel while I’m trying to sell this as a print for $119,999 (min bid plz)
The huge piece had opened an intense debate about what is art
I think we somewhat agree here. I believe art is the convey of emotions and the gate towards experience; still a romantic. What differs here is that its not a postmodern art where art is not carried in the object itself but its context, allowing for toilets and bananas to be art.
— ~Sattam ☕ 🎻 (@IamSattam) December 9, 2019
And further vandalism to the piece means we won’t be forgetting about #bananagate anytime soon
As the internet is flooded with memes and spinoffs
— Jack (@OiShinyThings) December 8, 2019