David Datuna: Artist eats $120,000 banana art at gallery – BBC News David Datuna: Artist eats $120,000 banana art at gallery – BBC NewsHungry, I’m hungry in the same way that that’s my performance. He was not arrested, but we had asked him to leave the booze and to leave the affair. We have this contact and everything so we can go, we can go further, but I don’t think I don’t think we will Georgian-born American artist David Datuna has eaten a banana used in an art work by Maurizio Cattelan, which had sold for $120,000 (£91,000).
The artwork, titled Comedian, was on display at Art Basel in Miami, one of the world’s most high-profile art fairs.
The banana was swiftly replaced and no further action will be taken against Datuna – who said eating the banana was his “art performance”.
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