This year, the Art Basel banana created quite a stir in the art world and beyond, as brands are now creating their own humorous takes on the conceptual installation and its disappearance. Maurizio Cattelan displayed Comedian—an art installation consisting of a real banana taped to the wall—at Art Basel Miami Beach and performance artist David Datuna caused a stir by eating the $120,000 conceptual art piece.
Just a few miles from where Comedian was displayed, Miami's San Paul Gallery set up The Sandwich by Popeyes, which has been priced at $120,003.99. The publicity stunt featuring a real Popeyes Chicken Sandwich mimics the original art piece and is duct-taped to the wall. Profits from the sale of The Sandwich will go towards the Popeyes Foundation.
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