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This piece of art is bananas – literally.
Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan created a duct-taped banana work that is on display at Art Basel in Miami, according to art market website.
The price tag? A whopping $120,000.
If you think the offer is a-peeling, you may be out of luck.
The first edition of the banana art, titled "Comedian," was already sold from Emmanuel Perrotin's gallery, Galerie Perrotin, which has locations in New York and Asia, the site reports, and more editions have also been selling.
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The second edition sold to a man at the annual art festival, the site reports, and Perrotin and Cattelan agreed to raise the price to $150,000 before selling the third edition to a museum.
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USA TODAY has reached out to Galerie Perrotin for comment.
Prior to the reported sales, Perrotin toldthat bananas are "a symbol of global trade, a double entendre, as well as a classic device for humor," adding that Cattelan turns normal objects into "vehicles of both delight and critique."
The outlet also reported that there are no clear instructions for buyers on if the bananas start to decompose. Thereported that owners can replace the banana, as needed.
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Cattelan is the same artist behind thetitled "America," which made headlines in January when burglars stole it from its exhibit in Britain's Blenheim Palace, the birthplace and ancestral home of Winston Churchill.
“The piece of art that has been stolen is a high value toilet made out of gold that was on display at the palace," said Thames Valley detective inspector Jess Milne.
He said the theft caused "significant damage and flooding" because the toilet had been connected to the palace plumbing system.
Police said a 66-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident.
In 2016, the toilet was on display at New York's Guggenheim Museum where it was reportedly used by 100,000 people.
Contributing: Doug Stanglin, USA TODAY
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