Life is imitating art. Or at least brands are.
Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan duct-taped a banana to a wall as part of an exhibit at Art Basel Miami Beach. The piece, called "Comedian," sold for $120,000. Then another artist, David Datuna, stunned onlookers this weekend when he peeled the banana off the wall and unapologetically ate it.
Food and beverage brands are parodying the avant-garde display.
Don’t eat the art. Even though it’s delicious. Go see our masterpiece "The Sandwich" at @Sanpaulgallery for #ArtBasel.— Popeyes Chicken (@PopeyesChicken) December 7, 2019
Toasted brioche bun, two pickles, fried chicken, mayo, duct tape on canvas. $120,003.99 ?? ?? pic.twitter.com/xzpc7Jttsk
We'll start this bid at $23. Yes this is real. pic.twitter.com/BrEMuRFaNS— Dr Pepper (@drpepper) December 10, 2019
I’m an artist now lol pic.twitter.com/yHQia26v53— MoonPie (@MoonPie) December 8, 2019
Burger King France
N’avalez pas n’importe quoi. pic.twitter.com/3ao767nsaa— Burger King France (@BurgerKingFR) December 8, 2019