Art is a funny thing. It can consist of masterpieces like The Starry Night or Michelangelo’s David or, er, a banana taped to a wall. Yes, you know the one we’re talking about – Maurizio Cattelan’s Comedian that’s gone viral since its Art Basel appearance.
While the very point of the piece is to poke fun at the art world and how we assign worth, there was much debate on whether it actually counts as art or whether we should just call a banana a banana. So we took it to the street to find out. Well, we asked you via our Instagram stories, but you get what we mean.
We’re happy to report that 72 per cent of Grazia readers voted that it is, in fact, just a banana taped to a wall, but we’re extremely confused by the 28 per cent that stuck by the ‘art’ label. Whatever you say.