Banana Sells for $120,000 at Art Festival, Then Someone Eats It
Remember when art had universal value that pretty much everyone could appreciate, because there were years of practice and skill that went into it?
Honestly, you probably don’t remember that at all, and neither do we — subjective leftists have held a monopoly on what’s considered “art” for decades at this point. Now, the art community has always been a bit more progressive than the average person, but we’ve reached the point where anything that doesn’t fall within the subjective value system simply doesn’t make it very far.
So, we may have reached a breaking point in the art world, because one artist was able to successfully troll his contemporaries by duct-tapping a banana bought the same day as the event to a white board. It sold for $120,000, and came with instructions telling the lucky buyer to change the fruit every day.
If you’re like us and heard about this story already, your first response was the same — how long until some irreverent hero steps up to the plate and swallows the entire $120,000? Well, it didn’t take long — that masterpiece of artistic talent has already been digested by the time you’ve read this.
This is a silly story, right? Certainly, but there are serious takeaways about the state of our culture. Here’s the Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro to break it all down.