Art Lover Eats Mona Lisa's Banana

Written by G. Brookings

Monday, 30 December 2019

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Man Goes Bananas For Art

At a recent Miami art show, a newly discovered Leonardo da Vinci sketch of Mona Lisa eating a banana sold for $1,200,000. But before the piece could be transferred to the new owners, a man posing for a selfie with the newly discovered work of the master snatched the centuries old drawing from the gallery wall and ate it.

Asked to explain his sudden appetite for art, the vandal claimed that his eating of the piece was itself a type of art, although he admitted that it would be hard to put a value on his performance, which, after digestion, was likely worth less than $1,200,000.

“All art is eventually consumed," explained Mr. Datura. "That was my point in eating it. Of course, I was also very hungry. Besides, the drawing was something new for me. I have lately grown bored with the taste of canvas and pigments, not to mention wooden frames.”

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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