Some would say his art work is nice sufficient to eat – or maybe this was only a case of forbidden fruit.
However Maurizio Cattelan grew to become the sufferer of his personal creative greatness over the weekend after a hungry South Korean pupil ate a banana that was a part of one in all his artwork installations.
The art work, known as Comic, was a part of Mr Cattelan’s exhibition WE at Seoul’s Leeum Museum of Artwork, and consisted of a ripe banana duct-taped to a wall.
Feeling peckish, artwork pupil Noh Huyn-soo, from Seoul Nationwide College, ripped the banana from the wall upon his go to to the museum, earlier than devouring it as a snack in entrance of shocked onlookers.
He then taped the peel again onto the wall, with the museum later changing it with a recent banana.
The incident was recorded by the coed’s buddy and lasted greater than a minute.
“The coed informed the museum he ate it as a result of he was hungry,” a museum spokesperson informed CNN.
“It occurred all of a sudden, so no particular motion was taken. The artist (Cattelan) was knowledgeable of the incident however he did not have any response to it,” the museum spokesperson added.
Movies posted on-line present Mr Noh taking the banana off the wall earlier than shouts of “excuse me” may be heard.
However he selected to not reply – as an alternative deciding to eat the fruity snack.
Mr Noh later revealed he noticed Mr Cattelan’s work as a insurrection towards a sure authority.
“There might be one other insurrection towards the insurrection,” he informed KBS. “Damaging an art work is also seen as an art work, I assumed that will be attention-grabbing… Is not it taped there to be eaten?”
When knowledgeable in regards to the incident, Mr Cattelan stated, “No downside in any respect”.
This is not the primary time somebody has thought Mr Cattelan’s art work was ripe for selecting, with efficiency artist David Datuana selecting the banana on show on the Perrotin Gallery at Artwork Basel in Miami after the primary version of Comic offered again in 2019.
Mr Cattelan’s solo exhibition WE is operating on the Seoul-based museum till 16 July, with the banana being usually swapped out each two to 3 days.