Student Eats Artwork Out Of Hunger

Wow! I’d eat a banana taped on the wall out of desperation, too. 

An art student from Seoul National University decided to take a banana out of the wall in the Leeum Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea. This fruit was not just any ordinary food, though. It was an iconic work, titled “Comedian,” by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. 

The art piece went viral a few years ago for being sold for $120,000 at Art Basel Miami Beach in December 2019. We mean, it’s just fruit on a wall, right? That’s what the student probably thought so while being hungry. "The student told the museum he ate it because he was hungry," a museum spokesperson told CNN. "It happened suddenly, so no special action was taken. The artist (Cattelan) was informed of the incident but he didn't have any reaction to it." 

Just replace it with another banana. No one would be able to tell the difference. Probably. 

Image credit: shwan.han/Instagram

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