The viral piece of art was created by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. It was for sale at Art Basel in Miami for $120,000…

However, the piece, entitled “Comedian” was unceremoniously stripped from the wall by another artist! David Datuna, is a New York-based performance artist who put his own unauthorised spin on the installation.

The ‘art’ got celebs and brands talking, with posting photos of their own versions of the duct-tape banana.

 

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“Hungry Artist” Art performance by me I love Maurizio Cattelan artwork and I really love this installation It’s very delicious #artbasel #artbaselmiamibeach #daviddatuna #Eatingabanana #Mauriziocattelan #Hungryartist @kiwi.artsgroup

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Brooke Shields posted a selfie of a banana taped to her forehead and captioned it “An expensive selfie. Great time in #miamiartweek with @nyacademyofart

 

 

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An expensive selfie. Great time in #miamiartweek with @nyacademyofart

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Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacreast are auctioning a duct-taped bagel:

 

 

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Highest bidder gets this work of art and the proceeds go to @ryanfoundation. Comment below with your bid and we’ll DM you

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Even the police chimed in:

Take a look at more of the bizarre banana posts on social media below:

 

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#banana #bananaart #artbasel #ducati #refuel #scr400 #mtb #ducatimtb #ducatiscr400 #vtt #art 120000$

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#monnalisa #artemoderna #soma #banana #mauriziocattelan #myart

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Ain’t no hollaback dog #thisshitisbananas #banana

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