Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan made a strong artistic statement in 2019 during Art Basel Miami and now joins Perrotin to capture that with the Comedian t-shirt. Last year, the artist duct-taped a single banana to a white wall and the artwork sold for $120,000 USD, garnering global attention.
The graphic tee captures the artwork and the humorous events that surrounded it. The design is simplistic as the front of the tee showcases a digital print of the duct tape and banana. The back of the shirt reads "Comedian, Maurizio Cattelan -- Perrotin" in black and the entire shirt boasts a white base foundation. Notably, the proceeds of the shirt go towards Feeding South Florida, which is an organization of hunger-relief serving counties including Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach.
Image Credit: Gallerie Perrotin
Maurizio Cattelan and Perrotin Join to Create the Comedian T-Shirt
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