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Artwork Scholar Eats Maurizio Cattelan Banana

Artwork Scholar Eats Maurizio Cattelan Banana

Art Student Eats Maurizio Cattelan Banana

Noh Huyn-soo subsequent to Maurizio Cattelan’s “Banana” (2019) after consuming the work (screenshot Valentina Di Liscia/Hyperallergic by way of Instagram)

Artist Maurizio Cattelan’s ridiculous duct-taped banana is again within the information. On Thursday, April 27, artwork scholar Noh Huyn-soo of Korea’s Seoul Nationwide College ate an version of “Comic” (2019) on show in an exhibition of Cattelan’s works on the Leeum Museum of Artwork in Seoul.

Huyn-soo’s good friend recorded the incident and posted it on Instagram. Wearing a swimsuit, the coed removes the banana, takes a number of bites, after which tapes the empty peel again onto the wall.

Huyn-soo mentioned he had skipped breakfast and was hungry, however later conceded that the efficiency was extra thought-out.

“Damaging a piece of recent artwork is also [interpreted as a kind of] art work,” he mentioned in an interview with the Korea Herald. The banana is switched each two or three days and the Leeum Museum of Artwork is reportedly not urgent expenses. (The museum has not but responded to Hyperallergic‘s instant request for remark).

If it appears like déjà vu, that’s as a result of a virtually similar incident occurred 4 years in the past at Artwork Basel Miami Seaside. “Comic” had bought thrice and snagged a $120,000 price ticket. The absurdity of the set up — and artwork world’s obvious acceptance of it — made the work go viral. Then late efficiency artist David Datuna ate the banana, and he went viral, too.

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Huyn-soo appears to have ripped a web page straight from Datuna’s handbook. “It’s artwork efficiency … hungry artist,” Datuna mentioned again in 2019.

Cattelan is represented by blue-chip mega gallery Perrotin, however his trolling physique of labor has repeatedly made a mockery of the artwork world. In 2016, Cattelan created “America,” a stable gold, fully-functioning rest room valued at round $6 million; three years later, the work was stolen from an exhibition at England’s Blenheim Palace, the place it was put in in an precise rest room and introduced to guests for precise use. The golden rest room remains to be at giant.

In 2020, an nameless donor gifted their copy of “Comic” to New York’s Guggenheim Museum. For the reason that work is comprised of a comparatively contemporary banana and regular duct tape, the donation comprised rights to breed it and an instruction guide which was an unbelievable 14 pages lengthy.

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