A banana taped to a wall with duct tape is selling for six figures in Florida – yes, of course it’s Florida!
The artist taped it to the wall and sold it for more money than I’ll probably see in my lifetime. Even better, after the first few days you have to supply your own banana as the one you were sold rots on your wall. And you have to supply your own tape to tape the new banana up on the wall.
Now at this point, any sane person is asking how this is still the artist’s work if you are simply taping a banana you bought to your wall with tape you bought. The answer is simple. The “art work” comes with a very specific set of instructions on exactly how to hang it – how many inches from the floor, etc.
So if you hang it just an inch or so in the wrong direction, you no longer have a piece of art worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. You merely have a rotting banana attracting flies on a wall in your house while your neighbors call you white trash.
To me, this is the perfect example of why rich people simply have too much money. People work two jobs to feed their families while still needing food stamps so these rich assholes can buy themselves a banana for hundreds of thousands of dollars that will just hang on their wall and then get tossed when it starts to rot.
What the hell has happened to us?