(Tea Party 247) – Modern day art is a scam. If you don’t believe me, you will after you’re done reading this. In Miami, Florida, an “art installation” has sold for $120,000. You’re probably thinking that it must be some kind of well-done portrait or sculpture, but you’d be wrong. The “art installation” is actually just a banana duct-taped to a wall.
You read that correctly. A banana duct-taped to a wall sold for $120,000. Not once, but twice. The worst part, it will sell yet again for $150,000 but to an “art” museum instead of a private “art” enthusiast.
As Paul Joseph Watson reports, the Art Basel Miami Beach exhibition had two editions of the “work” which was created by “artist” Maurizio Cattelan. The title of the “work” is “Comedian” and as Watson put it, it’s “presumably because Cattelan is laughing all the way to the bank.”
“The banana is many things – a symbol of global trade, a witty double entendre, and a classic device for humour,” a spokesperson for the art fair alleged. It’s hard to believe anybody could actually attempt to put a deeper meaning to a banana duct-taped to a wall.
Are you convinced that modern-day art is a scam yet? The worst part is, people eat it up, and feel good about themselves all the while.
Sarah Cascone, an art journalist, claims the piece is the “talk of the town in Miami right now.” Cattelan apparently supported local businesses with this piece of “art” as the bananas used were reportedly bought from a Miami supermarket. How nice to see an artist giving back to the community.
“You can tell if a society is collapsing when stuff like this becomes prevalent,” said one Twitter user in response to this ridiculousness.
You can tell if a society is collapsing when stuff like this becomes prevalent. https://t.co/gKQVEiQaXx
— Confessore del Vaticano II (@CathIntegralis) December 6, 2019
Watson reports that Cattelan insists it took him an entire year to create the piece, debating whether or not he should make the banana resin or bronze. In the end, he opted not to do anything artistic at all and just taped a real, perishable banana to the wall.
Does the $120,000 spent by the buyers include a lifetime supply of bananas and duct-tape? As they will have to recreate this piece of “art” on a weekly basis.
As Artsy reports, “owners of the work replace the banana as they see fit.” So, will the rotting of the banana be part of the “provocativeness” of this piece of “art?”
“In the end, one day I woke up and I said ‘the banana is supposed to be a banana’,” Cattelan claims. Can you believe there are people who actually take this guy seriously?
On the absolute absurdity of this, Paul Joseph Watson reports:
Gallery owner Emmanuel Perrotin dismissed criticism that the piece was a joke, claiming that the shape of the fruit and the angle it has been fixed with duct tape to the wall gives it meaning.
This is absolute b*******. It’s called ‘obscurantism’ and is used to fool people into overriding their immediate and correct reaction that a piece of art, in this case a banana stuck to a wall, is completely meaningless. It is completely meaningless.
Modern art is largely a money laundering scam, with galleries colluding to create the delusion that trash – sometimes literal trash – is art when in reality it’s an insult to any normal person’s intelligence.
As usual, Watson puts perfect perspective on this. It is a scam. Modern art is an industry full of charlatans and swindlers and in this ever-so “enlightened” 21st century, liberals are chomping at the bit to shower “artists” with money just to prove how “woke” they are.
Meanwhile, Epstein didn’t kill himself.