Artist sells banana duct-taped to wall for $120,000 at Art Basel in Miami Beach

  
Via:  perrie-halpern  •  4 months ago  •  154 comments

By:   Doha Madani

Artist sells banana duct-taped to wall for $120,000 at Art Basel in Miami Beach
Other editions of the piece reportedly sold for even higher prices.

S E E D E D   C O N T E N T


The art scene has gone B-A-N-A-N-A-S over an a-peeling piece that sold for $120,000 at  Art Basel in Miami Beach  this week.

A single banana duct-taped to a wall by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan intrigued some art aficionados while baffling others. The work's first edition apparently came from a local Miami supermarket and sold for $120,000 by Perrotin, an international art gallery,   according to Artnet.com .

Other editions of the art reportedly sold for even higher prices, the site said.

Art Basel is an international festival known for attracting celebrities and art world luminaries   looking for innovative new pieces. The festival is held in three different cities each year: Basel, Switzerland; Miami Beach, Florida; and Hong Kong, China


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sandy-2021492
1  sandy-2021492    4 months ago

Some people have more money than sense.

 
 
 
Ronin2
1.1  Ronin2  replied to  sandy-2021492 @1    4 months ago

That looks like a real banana. It will continue to age and ripen. Who pays $120,000 to put a moldy rotting banana on their wall? Held up by duct tape no less.

Wonder if they damaged it when took it down for the purchaser. 

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
1.1.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1    4 months ago

I wonder if the fruit flies it will inevitably draw in increase the artistic value?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
1.1.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1    4 months ago

It's gonna leave a stain on somebody's wall.....

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
1.1.3  Trout Giggles  replied to  sandy-2021492 @1.1.1    4 months ago

And then come the spiders

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
1.1.4  sandy-2021492  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1.2    4 months ago

And pull off their paint when removed.

 
 
 
Enoch
1.2  Enoch  replied to  sandy-2021492 @1    4 months ago

Dear Friend Sandy: Agreed.

More dollars than sense.

Send the buyer to my home.

I have an over ripe avocado and Scotch tape available for purchase.

Cash only, no refunds.

All sales final.

This offer not valid where prohibited by law and/or common sense.

P&AB.

Enoch, Creating a Guacamole Masterpiece. 

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
1.2.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  Enoch @1.2    4 months ago

I compost kitchen waste for my garden.  I could pay off my mortgage selling potato peels and coffee grounds.

 
 
 
Enoch
1.2.2  Enoch  replied to  sandy-2021492 @1.2.1    4 months ago

Dear Sandy: First check with Jays Diner.

They may have patented that combo as their Friday Blue Plate Special.

They used to put the grounds around trees as a compost.

Now they only do that with decaf grounds.

Regular coffee compost past noon kept the trees up at night.

Enoch, Munching some Jays Francisco Fried Tater Skins.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
1.2.3  sandy-2021492  replied to  Enoch @1.2.2    4 months ago
Regular coffee compost past noon kept the trees up at night.

I hate it when that happens ;)

 
 
 
Enoch
1.2.4  Enoch  replied to  sandy-2021492 @1.2.3    4 months ago

Smiles.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
1.2.5  Raven Wing  replied to  Enoch @1.2    4 months ago

I wonder what one of my art creations would sell for if I framed it with gray duck tape.....

....and then stuck to a wall with rainbow colored duck tape. jrSmiley_26_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
1.2.6  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @1.2.5    4 months ago

A gay buyer would probably pay you a lot of money for it.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
1.2.7  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.2.6    4 months ago

Hmmm....you think that only a gay buyer would be interested in buying it? Why?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
1.2.8  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @1.2.7    4 months ago

The rainbow coloured tape.  But I didn't mean that ONLY a gay buyer would like your art.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
1.2.9  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.2.8    4 months ago

Ah...I see. I have used multicolored tape for decorations on several projects just to add a bit of contrast and color to liven it up.

Thanks for the clarification.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
1.2.10  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.2.6    4 months ago

"Ut oh.  You know what that means.  I must be gay." (Walter - In And Out)

 
 
 
SteevieGee
1.3  SteevieGee  replied to  sandy-2021492 @1    4 months ago

OK is that a real banana taped to a wall or a painting of one?  It looks perfectly ripe right now but everybody knows that a banana is only perfect for about 5 minutes then it's rotten.

 
 
 
MUVA
1.3.1  MUVA  replied to  SteevieGee @1.3    4 months ago

Is it fives minutes it’s like you almost have to monitor them 24/7 to catch it at the right time.My wife would always tell our you ask for bananas you have 3 days to eat them before the turn.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
1.3.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  SteevieGee @1.3    4 months ago

In the video, it's an actual banana taped to an actual wall, not a pic of a banana taped to a wall.

I prefer my bananas a bit on the green side.  Once they're as ripe as that one, I bake banana bread.

 
 
 
SteevieGee
1.3.3  SteevieGee  replied to  sandy-2021492 @1.3.2    4 months ago

When I see ripe bananas at the gas station I offer half price for one and they always take it;

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
1.4  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  sandy-2021492 @1    4 months ago

Talk about a incredible waste of money!

 
 
 
gooseisgone
1.5  gooseisgone  replied to  sandy-2021492 @1    4 months ago

Should have taped a "Twinkie" to the wall, at least that would have lasted for the rest of mankind.

 
 
 
It Is ME
1.5.1  It Is ME  replied to  gooseisgone @1.5    4 months ago
Should have taped a "Twinkie" to the wall, at least that would have lasted for the rest of mankind.

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"Pampers" and "Plastic Pacifiers" ? jrSmiley_97_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
1.5.2  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  It Is ME @1.5.1    4 months ago

Will he charge for each fly as they grow and multiply when the banana rots????

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
1.5.3  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @1.5.2    4 months ago

He better count quickly. They only live 24 hours.

 
 
 
cjcold
1.6  cjcold  replied to  sandy-2021492 @1    4 months ago

I just duct-taped one to my wall. Hope somebody buys it before it goes bad.

I'm only asking $800.00.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
1.6.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  cjcold @1.6    4 months ago

A bargain price.

Will $800 cover repainting your walls?  Cuz you can never repaint just one wall.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
1.6.2  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  sandy-2021492 @1.6.1    4 months ago

I'll throw in a duck-taped apple and I think we can double the price or make a pie?

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
1.6.3  sandy-2021492  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @1.6.2    4 months ago

I'm going to have to start harvesting pears from my pear tree.  I don't like pears, so I've left them to the deer and bears.  That one tree and a few rolls of tape (maybe mix it up with some electrical or painter's tape) could support me in  retirement.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2  Buzz of the Orient    4 months ago

Who was it that said "There's a sucker born every minute"?  The "artist" of the duct taped banana has to be laughing his ass off.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
2.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2    4 months ago

Cost of banana - $.50

Cost of duct tape - $.25

Finding a fool who would pay $120,000 for it - Priceless

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
2.2  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2    4 months ago

What's even more hilarious is that yesterday some other artist took the banana off the wall and ate it, then left.

 
 
 
bugsy
2.2.1  bugsy  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @2.2    4 months ago

I just read that, and apparently there is a certificate of authentication and a disclaimer that allows to put in a different banana .

Now, for our liberal friends on here, the real question is...

Will the next banana be a "new" banana or a "replacement" banana, especially if the duct tape is the same piece?

 
 
 
charger 383
3  charger 383    4 months ago

I cleaned out the refrigerator and threw away a fortune  

 
 
 
bugsy
3.1  bugsy  replied to  charger 383 @3    4 months ago

I just bought a brand new bunch this morning. Christmas gifts are taken care of. Who doesn't want a $120,000  piece of art?

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
3.2  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  charger 383 @3    4 months ago
I cleaned out the refrigerator and threw away a fortune

Ha!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
3.3  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  charger 383 @3    4 months ago
I cleaned out the refrigerator and threw away a fortune  

Best comment so far! LMAAAAAAAOOOOOO!

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
4  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    4 months ago

As sophisticated as I like to think my artistic interpretations are, words escape me in this particular case.  

What's worse, I now have a hefty case of psychosomatic rotting banana aroma invading my space.  I would much rather have a stupid song stuck in my head for a week.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
4.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @4    4 months ago

I have psychosomatic fruit flies buzzing around my ears.  Worse than a musical earworm.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
4.1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  sandy-2021492 @4.1    4 months ago

None of this holds any a peel for me at all.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
4.1.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @4.1.1    4 months ago

Very punny.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
4.1.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  sandy-2021492 @4.1.2    4 months ago

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Kavika
5  Kavika     4 months ago

Edible art...jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

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Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
5.1  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  Kavika @5    4 months ago

Shoot, my dad would head straight for the duct tape.  We suspected that he broke things on purpose just so he could facilitate a duct tape repair.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
5.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @5.1    4 months ago

When I broke my ankle, Mr Giggles used duct tape to tape plastic over my cast when I took a shower. One day he got the tape over the hair on my knee. Who needs to wax! Just use duct tape!

 
 
 
MUVA
5.1.2  MUVA  replied to  Trout Giggles @5.1.1    4 months ago

Ouch I had to tape my ankles when I played football and it hurt like hell coming off.

 
 
 
Kavika
5.1.3  Kavika   replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @5.1    4 months ago

My toolbox consists of a hammer, screwdriver and duct tape. I can fix anything with them. At times fixing electronics is a bit dicey though.

 
 
 
MUVA
5.1.4  MUVA  replied to  Kavika @5.1.3    4 months ago

Give it a good bang as you know I repair engines and boats for living I have duck tape with me at all times gorilla tape of coarse.

 
 
 
Kavika
5.1.5  Kavika   replied to  MUVA @5.1.2    4 months ago

You duct-taped your ankles? WTH.

 
 
 
MUVA
5.1.6  MUVA  replied to  Kavika @5.1.5    4 months ago

We actually used med tape back then it was like duct tape and I have hairy legs.

 
 
 
Kavika
5.1.7  Kavika   replied to  MUVA @5.1.6    4 months ago
and I have hairy legs.

That's way more information than I needed...LOL

 
 
 
JaneDoe
5.1.8  JaneDoe  replied to  Kavika @5.1.3    4 months ago
My toolbox consists of a hammer, screwdriver and duct tape. I can fix anything with them.

I don’t know about that.

320

 
 
 
Kavika
5.1.9  Kavika   replied to  JaneDoe @5.1.8    4 months ago

LMAO...jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
SteevieGee
5.1.10  SteevieGee  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @5.1    4 months ago

If it moves and you want it to stay still use duct tape.  If it doesn't move and you want it to use WD40.

 
 
 
MrFrost
5.1.11  MrFrost  replied to  MUVA @5.1.4    4 months ago

Gorilla tape is the shit. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
5.1.12  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  MUVA @5.1.2    4 months ago
Ouch I had to tape my ankles when I played football and it hurt like hell coming off.

Welcome to the world of waxing! 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
5.1.13  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  MUVA @5.1.2    4 months ago

I should do a poll on whether people pull the tape off their hairy limbs slow or fast. I think it's an indication of types of personality.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
5.1.14  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  MUVA @5.1.6    4 months ago

I was known to use duct tape on the medevac birds when I ran out of surgical tape. Crew chiefs always kept extra rolls on board just in case!

 
 
 
MUVA
5.1.15  MUVA  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @5.1.14    4 months ago

I worked in a body shop duck tape with a red shop rag was bandage of choice.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
5.1.16  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  MUVA @5.1.2    4 months ago

Some Army medics will carry duct tape in the field.  It works great for closing wounds.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
5.1.17  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @5.1.16    4 months ago

That and super glue. I used that even before it became standard in a lot of ER's.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
5.1.18  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @5.1.17    4 months ago

Unfortunately, bored field medics will sniff the superglue.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
5.1.19  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @5.1.18    4 months ago

Good thing I never had time to be bored.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
5.1.20  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  MrFrost @5.1.11    4 months ago

I used it for a simple repair and it failed.  I used cheap duct tape and it worked.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
6  JohnRussell    4 months ago

I dont know what everyone is laughing about . A banana taped to a wall is worth  $ 120,000.  Capitalism tells us so. 

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
6.1  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  JohnRussell @6    4 months ago
I dont know what everyone is laughing about

We are laughing at the absurdity of it.  Please join us.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
6.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @6.1    4 months ago

Are you calling capitalism absurd? jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
6.1.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  JohnRussell @6.1.1    4 months ago

Capitalism isn't absurd. It's the fool who thinks a banana duct taped to a wall and spends $120,000 for it that's absurd.

What the hell is this "art" supposed to represent? That Barnum was right?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
6.1.3  JohnRussell  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.1.2    4 months ago

According to capitalism things are actually worth whatever  someone is willing to pay for them. That is how we get  $10,000  individual tickets to the Super Bowl. 

 
 
 
MUVA
6.1.4  MUVA  replied to  JohnRussell @6.1.3    4 months ago

I’m guessing you want the government to control the price of super bowl tickets?

 
 
 
The People's Fish
6.1.5  The People's Fish  replied to  MUVA @6.1.4    4 months ago

Maybe he just wants government to provide him a rotten banana. 

 
 
 
Jack_TX
6.1.6  Jack_TX  replied to  MUVA @6.1.4    4 months ago
I’m guessing you want the government to control the price of super bowl tickets?

And bananas.  And duct tape.  

 
 
 
JohnRussell
6.1.7  JohnRussell  replied to  The People's Fish @6.1.5    4 months ago

512

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
6.1.8  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  JohnRussell @6.1.3    4 months ago

Along with $1,000.00 hammers and $10,000.00 toilet seats for the military!

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
6.1.9  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.1.2    4 months ago

I don't usually dictate on how people should spend their money, but in the case of whatever idiot paid that kind of money for a banana taped to a wall, I will make an exception.  Think of how many food banks could have been benefited for one.  

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
6.1.10  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @6.1.9    4 months ago

Amen!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
6.1.11  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @6.1.9    4 months ago

Absolutely.

 
 
 
MUVA
6.2  MUVA  replied to  JohnRussell @6    4 months ago

Being a dumbass and buying a banana for a 120k has little to do with capitalism and more to do with dumbfuckery.

 
 
 
Kavika
6.2.1  Kavika   replied to  MUVA @6.2    4 months ago

Didn't you get the message MUVA...This week is ''clean speech week''....So there is no cussing or dumbfuckery until next Friday. 

If you violate this rule your hand will be duck taped to your forehead for the remainder of the week.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
6.2.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @6.2.1    4 months ago

I didn't get that memo. So it doesn't apply to me, does it?

 
 
 
Kavika
6.2.3  Kavika   replied to  Trout Giggles @6.2.2    4 months ago

Ignorance of the rule is not a valid excuse. Your next offense will require stern measures. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
6.2.4  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @6.2.3    4 months ago

phhhffftttt....

That's what I think of rules

 
 
 
Kavika
6.2.5  Kavika   replied to  Trout Giggles @6.2.4    4 months ago
phhhffftttt.... That's what I think of rules

Just wait till I find some stern measures.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
6.2.6  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @6.2.5    4 months ago

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
6.2.7  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  MUVA @6.2    4 months ago

Are you using dumbfuckery as an adjective or a verb? LOL! 

 
 
 
Jack_TX
6.2.8  Jack_TX  replied to  Kavika @6.2.1    4 months ago
If you violate this rule your hand will be duck taped to your forehead for the remainder of the week.

With or without the banana?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
6.2.9  Trout Giggles  replied to  Jack_TX @6.2.8    4 months ago

I think it depends on the level of violation

 
 
 
Kavika
6.2.10  Kavika   replied to  Jack_TX @6.2.8    4 months ago

If it's multiple violations it's with the banana. The banana would, of course, cover the eye.  

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
6.2.11  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Jack_TX @6.2.8    4 months ago

LOL.  That's bringing it all back home.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
6.2.12  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Kavika @6.2.5    4 months ago

Aisle 14 at your local Walmart.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
6.2.13  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  MUVA @6.2    4 months ago

Great word.  I plan to use it.

 
 
 
Kavika
7  Kavika     4 months ago

Are we forgetting that ''beauty is in the eye of the beholder''.....I suspect that few, if any, of our NT members are art lovers. 

So, with that said I'm off to peel another banana.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
7.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Kavika @7    4 months ago

I actually appreciate a Jackson Pollack...the colors, the textures, the swirls...whatever.

But this? ok

 
 
 
Kavika
7.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Trout Giggles @7.1    4 months ago

This is my recent art purchase. Andy Warhol Tomato Can. 

It carries a subliminal message.

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I'm thinking of a suite with the Tomato Can painting next to the Duct taped Banana. That would set the art world on it's collective ear.

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
7.1.2  Dean Moriarty  replied to  Kavika @7.1.1    4 months ago

I forgot the guys name but we had a member here that I think was an apprentice of Warhol. As I recall he might have been living in Egypt the last time I heard from him. I thought he was a talented artist. He was also member of NV. 

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
7.1.3  Dean Moriarty  replied to  Dean Moriarty @7.1.2    4 months ago

Now I remember it was Dennis McCann. 

"he has been the subject of two documentaries- 'Dennis McCann, Artist,' a film by Gerry Barajas, and 'Dennis McCann: Portrait of an Artist,' a film by Sohhyun Yi." 

https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/dennis-mccann

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
7.1.4  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Dean Moriarty @7.1.3    4 months ago

Dennis lived in Turkey. Nobody seems to know what happened to him since his website went down. He might have moved home to Chicago. 

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
7.1.5  sandy-2021492  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @7.1.4    4 months ago

His facebook page is still active and says that he lives in Turkey.

 
 
 
Kavika
7.1.6  Kavika   replied to  Dean Moriarty @7.1.3    4 months ago

I remember him from NV. Lost track of him after that. 

Thanks for the link.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
7.1.7  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Trout Giggles @7.1    4 months ago

Here's a movie quiz question since you're good at them - in what movie does a Jackson Pollack have a significant role?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
7.1.8  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.1.7    4 months ago

I wonder if anyone is able to answer that question.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
7.1.9  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.1.7    4 months ago

Woody Allen's movie....Bananas?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
7.1.10  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @7.1.9    4 months ago

A Jackson Pollack painting, not a banana. 

It was The Accountant.  I really liked that movie - have you seen it?

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
7.1.11  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.1.10    4 months ago

It's been years, but I think I have.  Except for Sleeper and Everything You Wanted Know About Sex (I have a great story about that movie.), I am not much of a fan of him or his movies.

 
 
 
Krishna
7.1.12  Krishna  replied to  Dean Moriarty @7.1.2    4 months ago
I forgot the guys name but we had a member here that I think was an apprentice of Warhol. As I recall he might have been living in Egypt the last time I heard from him. I thought he was a talented artist. He was also member of NV. 

I could be wrong but I don't think Dennis ever lived in Egypt-- although its quite possible he had an exhibit there. And IIRC, he was never actually had an account on NT? 

He was originally from a Catholic family in Chicago, met a Turkish Muslim woman whom he married-- and moved to Turkey. (His wife was from a somewhat unusual Muslim sect--I believe Alevi? A group  in the past had been terribly persecuted and many innocent Alevis were massacred in Turkey. .(In that area there are quite a few Kurds as well who became Alevi Muslims).

Dennis was very prominent on NV and often quite a troll. Also he was an compulsive liar-- and his "groupies" there backed him up. (He and two of his cohorts there accused me of being a member of a terrorist group but I foolishly neglected to copy & save their writings).

(cont'd in next comment)

 
 
 
Krishna
7.1.13  Krishna  replied to  Krishna @7.1.12    4 months ago

(cont'd from #7. 1. 12)

He had a tremendous Ego and eventually created a petition for other users to sign-- a petition that challenged some of the policies of "The Powers That Be". ... eventually resulting in him no longer being on NV.

BTW, in many ways he was responsible for NV creating the "nations" system.He has some loyal followers, groupies who attacked people they didn't like.

Eventually a group formed (led mainly by jfxgillis and some of his friends) that attempted to counter their lies-- and their nasty attacks on other 'Viners. Some of these fights literally went on for days-- YUGE numbers of personal attacks-- sometimes these "discussions went to 100s of comments and stayed on the front page for quite a while. (At that time IIRC  NV was still a fairly large site-- and for quite a while had only one moderator!)

(Usually arguments online are between people of opposing political views, but what I found to be ironic was that the leaders of both factions-- McCann and Gillis-- were both very liberal politically. 

Mods were overwhelmed-- so they came up with the Nation system which while disliked by most people was effective in stopping these long "flame wars".  

 
 
 
Krishna
7.1.14  Krishna  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @7.1.4    4 months ago
Dennis lived in Turkey. Nobody seems to know what happened to him since his website went down. He might have moved home to Chicago. 

I remember him on NV-- he was constantly bashing the United States. (And went on and on about how great Turkey is!). So my guess is that he's still in his adopted homeland . . . maybe he just decided it time to retire?)

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
7.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @7    4 months ago

Don't sleep on it.  Oh, I meant don't slip on it.

 
 
 
Krishna
7.2.1  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.2    4 months ago

Is that a Banana taped to your wall...or are you just glad to see me?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
7.2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @7.2.1    4 months ago

;The reincarnation of Mae West...

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
7.3  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Kavika @7    4 months ago

In this case it should be ..."eye of the beer holder."

 
 
 
Kathleen
8  Kathleen    4 months ago

Does not surprise me. I visited many art museums and saw some great paintings and then there were some that looked like a 4 year did them. I keep hearing it’s the expression and the meaning.  Maybe it’s me, but I did not see it.  This rotting banana taped up on the wall has to be a joke... right?

 
 
 
Kathleen
9  Kathleen    4 months ago

Here is mine and I did not have to pay anything for it....  

384

 
 
 
TᵢG
9.1  TᵢG  replied to  Kathleen @9    4 months ago

Oh such amateurish work.   The tape does not conform to the natural lines of the banana and fails to unify with the wall.   This 'art' does not yield the triadic intrigue of banana, tape and wall being distinct yet one. 

( pretending to be a pompous art critic )

 
 
 
Kathleen
9.1.1  Kathleen  replied to  TᵢG @9.1    4 months ago

Plus the angle of the banana and clear tape gives off such a beautiful look.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
9.1.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  TᵢG @9.1    4 months ago

Let's talk about the tape.  The tape is supposed to say something.  How can it speak to us if it's so clear as to be nearly invisible?  Clearly (see what i did there?), the artist chose her medium poorly.

 
 
 
Kathleen
9.1.3  Kathleen  replied to  sandy-2021492 @9.1.2    4 months ago

: )

 
 
 
jungkonservativ111
9.1.4  jungkonservativ111  replied to  TᵢG @9.1    4 months ago

Actually I have seen a lot of banana taped to the wall art, kind of an aficionado if you will, and I have to say this is top notch work. I like the clear tape and how it really brings out the natural features of the banana. The banana is ripe, but not too ripe. My only complaint would be a little more character with the rot marks on the peel, and the angle is a little abstract, but over all pretty good work. I would love to see this piece in my collection....

 
 
 
JaneDoe
9.2  JaneDoe  replied to  Kathleen @9    4 months ago

I will give you a quarter for that fine piece of art! I would have given more but you didn’t use real duct tape.

 
 
 
Kathleen
9.2.1  Kathleen  replied to  JaneDoe @9.2    4 months ago

Sold!

 
 
 
JaneDoe
9.2.2  JaneDoe  replied to  Kathleen @9.2.1    4 months ago

Awesome. I will give you my address to ship it to me. 

One question, how big of a piece of your wall will come with it? I have to decide where I am going to hang it. 😂

 
 
 
Kathleen
9.2.3  Kathleen  replied to  JaneDoe @9.2.2    4 months ago

Ha! It might be rotten when you get it, but that is an extra bonus. 

 
 
 
JaneDoe
9.2.4  JaneDoe  replied to  Kathleen @9.2.3    4 months ago
It might be rotten when you get it, but that is an extra bonus. 

That will add extra appeal. Lol

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
9.2.5  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JaneDoe @9.2.2    4 months ago
I have to decide where I am going to hang it.

Right next to the oven may be a good place. Couple of days and that banana will have Banana Bread Ingredient written all over it.

jrSmiley_18_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
JaneDoe
9.2.6  JaneDoe  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @9.2.5    4 months ago

Good idea but I think I will make banana nut muffins instead. Wonder how much one of those taped to the wall would bring? 🤔

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
9.2.7  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  JaneDoe @9.2.4    4 months ago

Don't you mean....a peel?

 
 
 
Sunshine
9.3  Sunshine  replied to  Kathleen @9    4 months ago

ha...can you imagine walking into someone's home and seeing fruit taped all over their walls? jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
TᵢG
10  TᵢG    4 months ago

I think some of these art aficionados give themselves far too much credit for finding brilliance and insight where none exists.    People illustrate on a daily basis that our minds are capable of finding what we want to find even if it does not exist.

Abstract impressionist art can be amazing:

'Cassiber' abstract mixed-media on wood by Stefan Heyer  Mixed-media: oil, photo-transfer, oil stick, crayon, pencil on wood    Mixed-media technique used in this artwork adds a layer of texture and makes the artwork stand out, be a bold statement in

Duct taping a banana to a wall falls a bit short IMO.

 
 
 
Kathleen
10.1  Kathleen  replied to  TᵢG @10    4 months ago

I see some hidden images in this. Numbers, letters along with some others. 

 
 
 
TᵢG
10.1.1  TᵢG  replied to  Kathleen @10.1    4 months ago

Part of the value of abstract art is the way it seeds our imaginations.    I am not feeling this from a banana on a wall.     jrSmiley_82_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Kathleen
10.1.2  Kathleen  replied to  TᵢG @10.1.1    4 months ago

Me neither... but fun though.. : )

 
 
 
MUVA
10.1.3  MUVA  replied to  TᵢG @10.1.1    4 months ago

I’m not falling for the banana in the tail pipe trick.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
10.1.4  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  MUVA @10.1.3    4 months ago
I’m not falling for the banana in the tail pipe trick.

This was the first time I have ever laughed out loud at one of your jokes.  As I was reading it, I could hear Eddie Murphy saying it.

 
 
 
MUVA
10.1.5  MUVA  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @10.1.4    4 months ago

I worked at a theater back then part time when they still had projectors I have seen that movie a thousand time.I also like this scene.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
10.1.6  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  MUVA @10.1.5    4 months ago

BHC is one of my favorite movies.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
10.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  TᵢG @10    4 months ago

You need a vibrant imagination to appreciate that painting.  My interpretation of it is a garbage can with a huge monkey face, and an arm holding a "thumbs-up" gesture, while sitting on the deck of Noah's Ark.

 
 
 
TᵢG
10.2.1  TᵢG  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.2    4 months ago

That is part of the point of abstract art.     Here is another interpretation.   The monkey you see is actually the fact of  an ancient aviator.   The major scene (below) is that of a safe crash landing of an old aircraft with survivors walking around at the scene.

However, I just like the general look of this piece of art.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
10.2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  TᵢG @10.2.1    4 months ago

Would picture be looked at differently if I said that the "thumbs-up" was in fact the artist giving viewers the "middle-finger" salute?

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
10.2.3  sandy-2021492  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.2.2    4 months ago

I saw someone flying the bird.  That probably says something about my own state of mind.

 
 
 
TᵢG
10.2.4  TᵢG  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.2.2    4 months ago

Very likely that it would influence the interpretation.

 
 
 
MrFrost
11  MrFrost    4 months ago

I'll know art when I see it, and a banana taped to a wall using poverty chrome is not it. 

 
 
 
MrFrost
12  MrFrost    4 months ago

Grapes, cheese grater and a half empty tub of mouldy sour cream on a wall secured with rusty nails and a zip tie... 

 I'm gonna be rich. 

 
 
 
Ender
13  Ender    4 months ago

Why does the strange and absurd always come from Florida...

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
13.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Ender @13    4 months ago

Because it's so hot and the friggin' skeeters make you crazy

 
 
 
Tacos!
14  Tacos!    4 months ago

Wow! This . . . is garbage !

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
15  Buzz of the Orient    4 months ago

Now that I've seen this, I'm going to post an article I saw about the benefits of eating banana peels.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
15.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @15    4 months ago

I DID post it - see for yourself.

 
 
 
sixpick
16  sixpick    4 months ago

256

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
17  Buzz of the Orient    4 months ago

ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?

The $120K banana at Art Basel eaten by NY performance artist

Now he can get a page in the Guiness Book of World Records for having eaten the most expensive banana in the world.

 
 
 
Tacos!
17.1  Tacos!  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @17    4 months ago

I feel like a “real artist” would eat the duct tape.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
17.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Tacos! @17.1    4 months ago

Only if it was cooked.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
18  Buzz of the Orient    4 months ago

I was just thinking, France has the Mona Lisa, Spain has the Naked Maja, Israel has the Chagall Windows, and America has the Banana Taped to the Wall.   It figures.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
18.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @18    4 months ago

I'm still waiting for BF to Photoshop a banana on someone.

 
 
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