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Emmanuel Perrotin on the artist: “Maurizio’s work is not just about objects, but about how objects move through the world... Whether affixed to the wall of an art fair booth or displayed on the cover of The New York Post, Maurizio forces us to question how value is placed on material goods. The spectacle, which has been orchestrated so beautifully, is as much a part of the work as the banana."

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  1. Someone ate the $120,000 banana at Art Basel. Some quick thinking saved the day Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/visual-arts/art-basel/article238148809.html, Miami Herald, December 7, 2019
  2. That Banana on the Wall? At Art Basel Miami It’ll Cost You $120,000., The New York Times, December 6, 2019
  3. Is Maurizio Cattelan’s $120,000 Banana Sculpture a Cynical Sign of the Times or a Thrilling Artwork? Yes!, ARTnews, December 5, 2019
  4. This banana duct-taped to a wall is yours for $120K at Art Basel, New York Post, December 5, 2019
  5. Maurizio Cattelan Is Taping Bananas to a Wall at Art Basel Miami Beach and Selling Them for $120,000 Each, Artnet News, December 4, 2019
  6. What Happened to the Stolen Gold Toilet?, The New York Times, November 20, 2019
  7. A Nude Maurizio Cattelan Is the Poster Boy for New Art Insurance Outfit Arte Generali, ARTnews, November 13, 2019

Interesting facts

In September 2019, Maurizio Cattelan's fully-functioning 18-karat gold toilet, titled America, was stolen from an exhibition at Blenheim Palace. One of three editions, the work was first installed at the Guggenheim in New York in 2016-2017 where visitors got a chance to use it.