May 2, 2023

Student Eats Maurizio Cattelan’s $120,000 Banana for Breakfast

In 2019, conceptual artist Maurizio Cattelan sent shockwaves through the art world when he duct-taped a banana to the wall and called it a piece of art. The performance happening at Art Basel Miami, and the piece, titled Comedian, was sold as an edition of three for $120,000 each. Now Comedian is back in the news after a Korean university student decided the banana was the perfect snack.

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March 27, 2023

Thought-Provoking Exhibit Explores “Fictional Archaeology” With Modern-Day Relics for the Future

Understanding the past is vital to our future. It’s why, even millions of years later, archeologists are enthralled with pre-historic discoveries. As we sort through them, it can help bring the present into focus. Artist Daniel Arsham creates works that are inspired by the practice of archaeology, but he considers it from an alternative perspective. Instead of sorting through the past, Arsham is interested in digging into the future.

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March 17, 2023

Massive Flower Arrangement Is Encased in Layers of Ice

The frozen landscape of Hokkaido in Japan was adorned once again by one of Azuma Makoto‘s surreal installations. Using a colorful assortment of bouquets and plenty of water, the Japanese botanical artist created a towering frozen sculpture. All of the flowers and plants remain trapped in this striking form, still vibrant and in bloom, for as long as the layers of ice remain.

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February 2, 2023

Anish Kapoor Unveils New “Mini Bean” Sculpture in New York City

Nearly 20 years after the debut of  Cloud Gate, colloquially referred to as “The Bean,” in Chicago, British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor has unveiled its twin in New York City. The new reflective sculpture is smaller than its predecessor, and tucked into a corner of the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, underneath a condo called Jenga.

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