To see more about this series, go to this explanatory post. Of course I put the artist and the text around the banana. Are you getting bored by being shocked by just how boring shocking art is? If so, this series is for you. The least we can ask of shocking, revolutionary art is that it not bore us to tears. I know, I know, it’s supposed to be boring (which makes it exciting) and, well, kinda’ lame (which makes it brilliant), and that’s supposed to challenge our ignorant assumptions that art is interesting, takes work, has meaning, and is beautiful to look at. Next thing we’ll want our food to taste good, too!
[Note that poking fun at the art world and its stars is exactly the tradition “Comedian” comes out of, in which case this whole series is, come to think of it, radical contemporary art itself, and done using new technology.]
For my analysis of Cattelan’s banana art, read Is Maurizio Cattelan’s $120,000 Banana Brilliant Art or Bullshit on a Platter? and the follow-up is, A Moment of Solipsism Triggered by Maurizio Cattelan’s Banana.
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