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The $150,000 Banana

Artist Maurizio Cattelan duct taped a banana to a wall, titled it "Comedian", and sold 5 editions of the artwork for as much as $150,000 each. Why did it capture our attention, curiosity, and memes? What does it mean? And download the PBS Video App today!: https://www.pbs.org/pbs-video-app/ #banana #comedian #art Thanks to our Grandmasters of the Arts Tyler Calvert-Thompson, David Golden, and Ernest Wolfe, and all of our patrons, especially Rich Clarey, Iain Eudaily, Frame Monster Design Laboratory, Patrick Hanna, Nichole Hicks, Andrew Huynh, Eve Leonard, David Moore, Gabriel Civita Ramirez, Constance Urist, Nicholas Xu, and Roberta Zaphiriou. To support our channel, visit: http://www.patreon.com/artassignment. Subscribe for new episodes of The Art Assignment every other Thursday, and follow us elsewhere for the full Art Assignment experience: Twitter: http://twitter.com/artassignment Instagram: http://instagram.com/theartassignment/ Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/artassignmentextracredit. Created by Smarthistory.

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