An artist sold a banana for $120,000

Maurizio Cattelan’s The Comedian

Reports that a banana duct-taped to a wall was sold for $120,000 dollars at Art Basel Miami have left the public agape. But there is a perfectly reasonable explanation for the price. Maurizio Cattelan is one of the world’s most famous artists. He may not be as famous as Banksy but his work belongs in a similar genre: they are designed to catch the public’s attention and get…