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是我不懂艺术!一根香蕉居然标到这个价格,然后还有人吃了?

来源:21英语网
日期:2019-12-09
一根香蕉多少钱?这个问题一时答不上来也没关系,因为估计你无论如何也想不到它能标到这个价格:12万美元!而且更令你想象不到的,还在后面……

上周,美国迈阿密海滩巴塞尔艺术展上,一根用胶带粘住的香蕉,标出了12万美元的天价!而这件艺术品背后的画廊宣称,这样的艺术品有三件,其中两件已经售出!

A banana, duct-taped to a wall went on a sale at Art Basel Miami Beach last week -- priced at around $120,000. And, according to the gallery behind the work, two of the three editions have already sold.



这幅作品名为“喜剧人”,包括一根从迈阿密当地杂货店买的香蕉,和一截胶带。这是意大利现代艺术家Maurizio Cattelan的作品。

Entitled "Comedian," the artwork comprises a banana bought in a Miami grocery store and a single piece of duct tape. The work, by Maurizio Cattelan, was presented last Wednesday.

而在售出前,展览的创办人Emmanuel Perrotin在接受CNN采访时表示,这件艺术品“是全球贸易的象征,是双关,是幽默的呈现”,艺术家把平凡的事物化作“喜悦与批判”的载体。

Prior to the reported sale, the gallery's founder, Emmanuel Perrotin, told CNN the bananas are "a symbol of global trade, a double entendre, as well as a classic device for humor," adding that the artist turns mundane objects into "vehicles of both delight and critique."


CNN在报道中则“一本正经”地指出:买家们应该了解到,这件艺术品并没有作出声明,一旦香蕉开始腐烂,该做何处理。

Potential buyers should note there are no clear instructions about what to do if the bananas start to decompose.

不过,在一份Emmanuel Perrotin提供的声明中,还是写清楚了这件艺术品的灵感来源。“当时,Cattelan正在思考做一件香蕉形状的雕塑。每次他在旅行时,都会带着香蕉,然后把香蕉挂在酒店里找灵感。他做了几个模型,第一个是树脂的,然后是铜的,还给上了色,但最后还是决定用真正的香蕉。”

According to a press statement from Galerie Perrotin, the artist first came up with the idea a year ago. "Back then, Cattelan was thinking of a sculpture that was shaped like a banana," it reads. "Every time he traveled, he brought a banana with him and hung it in his hotel room to find inspiration. He made several models: first in resin, then in bronze and in painted bronze (before) finally coming back to the initial idea of a real banana."

当然,这样的艺术灵感激发了很多网友!苹果、胡萝卜甚至再来一卷胶带,都可以!

The banana piece has inspired plenty of social media users who posted own interpretations of the artwork. Apple, carrot and gummed tape all became the objects of creation.





好了,如果故事到这里结束,无外乎是一件被标高价格的艺术品的故事。不过故事到这里依然延续:上周六,有人以艺术的名义,吃掉了这跟“价值”12万美元的网红香蕉。



工作人员表示,当天下午1点45分左右,行为艺术家David Datuna当着众多艺术爱好者的面吃掉了这根香蕉。

The performance artist David Datuna ate the banana at around 1:45 p.m. in front of art lovers, according to gallery representatives.



David Datuna还在社交媒体上表示:自己表演的是“饥饿的艺术家”。“我很喜欢Cattelan的艺术品,也很喜欢这件艺术品的设置。很美味!”



有报道指出,在下午2时左右,画廊方面重新粘了一根新的香蕉上去。

It's reported that the gallery re-taped a new banana to the wall after 2 p.m. the same day.

CNN报道显示,组织者曾经表示如果有需要,香蕉是可以被替换的,原作者的说明也“故意不清晰”。然而在上周日的声明中,画廊方面表示出于安全考虑,整个艺术品已经被撤下了。

Organizers had previously confirmed to CNN that the banana can be replaced if needed, as the artist's instructions for the work are "intentionally imprecise." But in a statement last Sunday, the gallery announced that the installation had been removed altogether amid public safety concerns.

“巴塞尔艺术展与我们密切合作,布置了警卫人员。但是艺术品引发了难以控制的人流量,布置展览也要为周边安全、临近展品的安全做出妥协。”

"Art Basel collaboratively worked with us to station guards and create uniform lines," it read. "However, the installation caused several uncontrollable crowd movements and the placement of the work on our booth compromised the safety of the artwork around us, including that of our neighbors."


 
值得一提的是,对于Cattelan而言,他的作品最近比较容易出状况。

Cattelan以制作挑战流行文化的雕塑知名。作品之一就包括一个由18K金打造、价值600万美元的金马桶。而今年9月金马桶在英格兰布莱尼姆宫(即丘吉尔庄园)展出时,却被人凿墙偷走。迄今,已有5人被捕。不过,尽管有悬赏公布,金马桶却依然下落不明。

Cattelan is known for sculptures that challenge popular culture. One of his artworks — an 18-carat-gold toilet valued at around $6 million — made headlines in September when it was ripped out of a wall and stolen from Bleinheim Palace in England. Five people have since been arrested in relation to the theft. A reward has been offered for the toilet's safe return, though it is yet to be recovered.




综合来源:环球网,中国日报微信公众号,CNN,CGTN
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