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A man and a $120,000 banana

David Datuna eats a banana that was attached with duct tape to a wall, which was an artwork titled 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan, in front of a crowd at Art Basel in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. The performance artist who ate a banana taped to a wall that was an artwork valued at $120,000 said his actions were not vandalism and he does not regret his snack at Art Basel in Miami Beach, Florida. Ronn Torossian via REUTERS

David Datuna eats a banana that was attached with duct tape to a wall, which was an artwork titled 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan, in front of a crowd at Art Basel in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. The performance artist who ate...more

David Datuna eats a banana that was attached with duct tape to a wall, which was an artwork titled 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan, in front of a crowd at Art Basel in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. The performance artist who ate a banana taped to a wall that was an artwork valued at $120,000 said his actions were not vandalism and he does not regret his snack at Art Basel in Miami Beach, Florida. Ronn Torossian via REUTERS
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David Datuna removes a banana that was attached with duct tape to a wall, which was an artwork titled 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan, before eating it in front of a crowd at Art Basel in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. Ronn Torossian via REUTERS

David Datuna removes a banana that was attached with duct tape to a wall, which was an artwork titled 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan, before eating it in front of a crowd at Art Basel in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. Ronn...more

David Datuna removes a banana that was attached with duct tape to a wall, which was an artwork titled 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan, before eating it in front of a crowd at Art Basel in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. Ronn Torossian via REUTERS
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David Datuna peels the skin off a banana that was attached with duct-tape to a wall, which was an artwork titled 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan, before eating it in front of a crowd at Art Basel in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. Ronn Torossian via REUTERS

David Datuna peels the skin off a banana that was attached with duct-tape to a wall, which was an artwork titled 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan, before eating it in front of a crowd at Art Basel in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019....more

David Datuna peels the skin off a banana that was attached with duct-tape to a wall, which was an artwork titled 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan, before eating it in front of a crowd at Art Basel in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. Ronn Torossian via REUTERS
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Gallery owner Emmanuel Perrotin attaches a banana with duct-tape on the wall where the artwork 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan was exhibited in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Marie Uzcategui

Gallery owner Emmanuel Perrotin attaches a banana with duct-tape on the wall where the artwork 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan was exhibited in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Marie Uzcategui

Gallery owner Emmanuel Perrotin attaches a banana with duct-tape on the wall where the artwork 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan was exhibited in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Marie Uzcategui
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An Art Basel worker attaches a banana with duct-tape in the wall where the artwork 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan was exhibited in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Marie Uzcategui

An Art Basel worker attaches a banana with duct-tape in the wall where the artwork 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan was exhibited in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Marie Uzcategui

An Art Basel worker attaches a banana with duct-tape in the wall where the artwork 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan was exhibited in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Marie Uzcategui
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A man poses for a photo next to a banana attached with duct-tape that replaces the artwork 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Marie Uzcategui

A man poses for a photo next to a banana attached with duct-tape that replaces the artwork 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Marie Uzcategui

A man poses for a photo next to a banana attached with duct-tape that replaces the artwork 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Marie Uzcategui
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A man poses for a photo next to a banana attached with duct-tape that replaces the artwork 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Marie Uzcategui

A man poses for a photo next to a banana attached with duct-tape that replaces the artwork 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Marie Uzcategui

A man poses for a photo next to a banana attached with duct-tape that replaces the artwork 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Marie Uzcategui
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A woman poses for a photo next to a banana attached with duct-tape that replaces the artwork 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Marie Uzcategui

A woman poses for a photo next to a banana attached with duct-tape that replaces the artwork 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Marie Uzcategui

A woman poses for a photo next to a banana attached with duct-tape that replaces the artwork 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Marie Uzcategui
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A man poses for a photo next to a banana attached with duct-tape that replaces the artwork 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Marie Uzcategui

A man poses for a photo next to a banana attached with duct-tape that replaces the artwork 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Marie Uzcategui

A man poses for a photo next to a banana attached with duct-tape that replaces the artwork 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Marie Uzcategui
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A woman poses for a photo next to a banana attached with duct-tape that replaces the artwork 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Marie Uzcategui

A woman poses for a photo next to a banana attached with duct-tape that replaces the artwork 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Marie Uzcategui

A woman poses for a photo next to a banana attached with duct-tape that replaces the artwork 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Marie Uzcategui
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A woman poses for a photo next to a banana attached with duct-tape that replaces the artwork 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Marie Uzcategui

A woman poses for a photo next to a banana attached with duct-tape that replaces the artwork 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Marie Uzcategui

A woman poses for a photo next to a banana attached with duct-tape that replaces the artwork 'Comedian' by the artist Maurizio Cattelan in Miami Beach, Florida, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Eva Marie Uzcategui
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