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Ms Fogle

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Taken from The Independent Newspaper (this is a true story)... "It's already being talked up as a game-changing moment in the history of contemporary art... I’m talking, of course, about the great banana moment, when Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan duct-taped a banana to a wall at the Art Basel Miami art fair with a price tag of $120,000 (£92,000), thereby precipitating the biggest art controversy since Banksy’s self-destroying painting last year. When the banana was eaten by Georgian-born performance artist David Datuna in an apparent protest at that absurd price, it was replaced by another which was removed from exhibition after “several uncontrollable crowd movements”. Riots at an art fair? Good grief! The three “editions” of the work, sold at the full-asking price, complete with certificate and “replacement instructions” for when the fruit perishes – ie within a week…” So, do you think this banana is a work of art? Years ago, some high school students did this also at a museum by placing their glasses on the floor and this caused lots of discussions in the artworld because people thought the glasses were a piece of art and took photos of it!!! Your art lesson is to recreate an art piece similar to the banana incident and glasses incident. You can use fruit or vegetable or even something else. Write your name on a piece of paper and hang it next to the artwork and take a photo. Maybe even leave it and see if your family appreciates your work of art.

5th Grade, 7th Grade, 6th Grade, Art
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