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Have a banana: tape it to the wall and hey presto! It’s worth 120 grand

Banana prices are going up. One sold for £120k last week! Mind you, it was ‘art’ – duct-taped to a wall by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, who titled the finished piece ‘Comedian’. Geddit? Us neither.

Sadly, the big-bucks banana was soon eaten in its Miami gallery by a passing performance artist, hungry for notoriety and/or fruit. To be fair it was only going to go off anyway, wasn’t it?

The gallery quickly taped up a replacement, claiming the work hadn’t been destroyed and that “the banana is the idea”. That’s alright then.