A “hungry” artist caused trouble at the Art Basel show in Florida’s Miami Beach on Saturday after he ate a piece by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan in front of the crowd. However, the gallery has said the artwork was not destroyed.
The man ate the artwork, which was an ordinary banana that had been duct-taped to the wall. “Comedian”, a master piece by Italian artist had already been sold to a French collector for $120,000 (€105,000).
The man who ate the artwork is identified as David Datuna. Taking to his Instagram account, he wrote,
“Hungry Artist” Art performance by me. I love Maurizio Cattelan artwork and I really love this installation. It’s very delicious.”