So That Is Art
June 30, 2020 9:26am CST
I suppose one could call Cattelan an artist. His art is downright weird. He seems to delight in taping stuff to walls using duct tape. Cattelan created a piece of "art" to symbolize "global trade." That piece of art is a banana duct-taped to a wall titled "Comedian," and it comes with a certificate of authenticity. Cattelan was successful in getting collectors to buy his duct-taped-to-the-wall bananas for $120,000. To enjoy that piece of art, the banana can be replaced when it reaches the rotting-stage." I think non-artist folks could duct-tape their own bananas, or anything else for that matter, to a wall and call it "art." Photo: artsy.net
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• Gainesville, Florida
Have you ever been to the Guggenheim Museum in New York City? Inside the museum there is a framed painting, I forget who the artist was, but it was just a rectangular piece of white canvas, with a small black circle in the middle of it. Nothing more. I just had to shake my head. If that's art, then I should be able to produce very expensive pieces of artwork that I will gladly sell to the art museums of New York.
• United States
You know, I think we all can be called artists thanks to those pieces of art that require no artistic ability at all. I have been The Art Institute of Chicago quite a few times, and I am sure there is "art" displayed that makes a person scratch his or her head. I cannot recall any head-scratchers, however.