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    Banana Duct Taped To Wall By Maurizio Cattelan Sells For $120K At Art Basel

    https://miami.cbslocal.com/2019/12/0...-at-art-basel/

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    I can think of many other things to do with $120,000 and it is not buying a banana taped to a wall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SatCong View Post
    Banana Duct Taped To Wall By Maurizio Cattelan Sells For $120K At Art Basel

    https://miami.cbslocal.com/2019/12/0...-at-art-basel/

    I'd say there were two fools involved. The one whom thought he could call that art, AND the one whom believed him! I guess the maker of IT, (won't call that thing art) was only slightly less foolish!
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    I can think of many other things to do with $120,000 and it is not buying a banana taped to a wall.
    For $120,000 you could buy a nice 1911 and take your wife out to dinner. And still have a little money left over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SatCong View Post
    For $120,000 you could buy a nice 1911 and take your wife out to dinner. And still have a little money left over.
    Don't have a wife but with that much I could buy two nice 1911s.

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    They say "A Fool & his money are soon parted" What a shame ; )
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    I'm all for parting fools from their money. The notorious "Banksy" pulled this one last year:

    https://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...006-story.html
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    Ah Dang!!! Thought someone had posted a Scotty Kilmer video.
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    The art world was ripe to be mocked. The collectors are the elitists the progressive/socialist/liberal politicians fawn over at expensive fund raisers. I’ll pass.

    The artist is showing them all to be fools soon parted from their money. As we knew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    I can think of many other things to do with $120,000 and it is not buying a banana taped to a wall.
    Depends: Does the wall come with it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Risasi View Post
    I'm all for parting fools from their money. The notorious "Banksy" pulled this one last year:

    https://www.latimes.com/entertainmen...006-story.html
    Banksy, and this particular art piece, is a case in point.
    He spends his efforts satirizing the wealthy, commerce, and capitalism, and by doing that he has become personally wealthy by selling his art (that is, in commerce) as its creator and owner (that is, in capitalism).

    Rich though he may be, the only person whom he really satirizes is...wait for it...himself.
    So, is Banksy's own personal irony also art?

    As King Mongkut was quoted (in The King and I) as having said, "It is a puzzlement."
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    Quote Originally Posted by M1911A1 View Post
    Banksy, and this particular art piece, is a case in point.
    He spends his efforts satirizing the wealthy, commerce, and capitalism, and by doing that he has become personally wealthy by selling his art (that is, in commerce) as its creator and owner (that is, in capitalism).

    Rich though he may be, the only person whom he really satirizes is...wait for it...himself.
    So, is Banksy's own personal irony also art?

    As King Mongkut was quoted (in The King and I) as having said, "It is a puzzlement."
    Yes, quite the paradox. Somewhat like the pigs in “Animal Farm”. Banksy eventually becomes the very thing he criticizes and mocks.

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    Well, the natural decay of the banana symbolizes the transitory nature of the en vogue artworld and the duct tape the fragility of the transparency of the cosmopolitan nature of our temporary passage of our intellectuality.

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    When we were in high school, a bull rider friend of mine took an art class, which he had zero business being in. While everyone was working on their projects, he was off screwing around somewhere. The night before the projects were due, he slapped a bunch of pain on a piece of canvas and was done in 10 minutes. The art instructor thought it was great. She ended up entering it in different contests around the county. My buddy had to dress up in a suit and stand next to his paint at an art show for hours on end.

    This might have been the teachers way of screwing with him. We'll never know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    Well, the natural decay of the banana symbolizes the transitory nature of the en vogue artworld and the duct tape the fragility of the transparency of the cosmopolitan nature of our temporary passage of our intellectuality.

    Hmmm...

    Sounds just like my design-class teacher: Cogent, well thought out, reasonable sounding, yet totally meaningless.


    Quote Originally Posted by Risasi View Post
    ...I can appreciate art, if it’s functional. I like my Ekornes lounge chair. I can take a nap in it. There is something timeless about a 1911, Colt SAA or Smith 629, and I would be perfectly content to drive a ‘66 T-Bird or ‘67 Stingray the rest of my days...[emphasis added]
    I may have noted this before: Check out the sculptures by Miguel Berrocal at https://issuu.com/fundacionberrocal/...yout=grey%252F
    The link is to a page-through catalog, each page of which can be enlarged to show detail. Most of the sculptures are three-dimensional puzzles, to be disassembled and then reassembled again.
    One of the sculptures (pp. 38-39) disassembles into a golden picnic set for two, complete with serving pieces and wine goblets.

    I wanted to buy a Berrocal, back when he was still alive, and his works were reasonably priced. I also needed a well-set-up 1911 for competition. The two cost about the same, but we couldn't afford both.
    My first wife said, "Buy the 1911. It's a lot like a Berrocal sculpture, since you can take it completely apart without tools. The 1911 will give you both of the pleasures, while the Berrocal will give you only one of them."
    So we bought the pistol. Looking back, I guess that she was right. I got a whole lot of fun out of that pistol, and some very Berrocal-looking trophies by using it, too.
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