'Comedian' Banana Art Exhibit Eaten (Again) Inside Museum

The work, "Comedian," is a banana duct-taped to a wall by Maurizio Cattelan. It is currently on display at the Leeum Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea.

'Comedian' Banana Art Exhibit Eaten (Again) Inside Museum

May 2, 2023

The artwork is a ripe banana that has been duct-taped to a wall. Cattelan was told of the incident, but "didn’t react to it." Emmanual Perrotin, of the Perrotin gallery, said on social media that they removed the exhibit at 9 am this morning, due to safety concerns. The statement cited the large crowds the exhibition attracted. "I never imagined that Maurizio's idea would become the success it is today when he first spoke to me. "Comedian," with its simple composition offered us a complex view of ourselves. Cattelan has a solo exhibition at the Leeum Museum titled "WE", which will run until July 16.