What makes a banana taped to a wall worth $120,000 to someone?
If it has been put there by the right artist.
This banana was duct-taped to a wall by Maurizio Cattelan, the Italian artist, and it's on display this week at Art Basel in Miami Beach.
The banana is real, by the way, not a sculpture. It will soon go brown, slimy, and may already be ... fragrant.
The Perrotin art gallery of Paris has already sold this piece of produce, and it turns out that $120,000 is practically a bargain. Another banana the artist taped to a wall is going for $150,000.