Banana art

In 2019, Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan (known for provocative installations) taped a fresh banana to a wall at an art fair in Florida. This artwork (called "Comedian") was subsequently sold for 120,000 USD to an American couple. The work comes with a certificate of authenticity.

After it was sold, the performance artist David Datuna removed the banana from the wall and ate it – staging an art intervention himself. No legal action was taken against him, but he was asked to leave, and the banana was replaced by another one.