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The Price Of This Art Is Bananas

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. Like any good artist, Maurizio Cattelan went through a process of trial and error. He tested out different materials to use for his sculpture; first resin, then bronze, but, ultimately, he settled on a banana. With it, he created a piece called Comedian. It's a banana duct-taped to a wall, and people seem to like it. It's on sale for $120,000 at a Miami art show. Hopefully, the piece sells before that banana spoils. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.