Comedian sells duct-taped banana for sh. 12 million

The banana that sold for sh 12 million PHOTO COURTESY

Two bananas duct-taped to a wall in an exhibition in Miami have been sold for a whooping sh 24 million.

The bananas are an art creation of Italian artist Maurizio Catelan.

The artiste made three bananas in his collection two of which have already been sold.

The work was presented at the exhibition by Perrotin, a Paris based gallery that has strong ties with the comical artist.

The price of the third banana has reportedly  shot up to sh. 15 million following the success of the first two pieces.

“Back then, Cattelan was thinking of a sculpture that was shaped like a banana. Every time he traveled, he brought a banana with him and hung it in his hotel room to find inspiration. He made several models: first in resin, then in bronze and in painted bronze (before) finally coming back to the initial idea of a real banana.” The gallery said in a statement.

However there are no clear instructions on what to do with the banana once it starts decomposing.

Maurizio had previously created a golden toilet that was later stolen from a palace in Oxfordshire in England earlier this year.