Conceptual design

Consider this post is about visual design.

A duct taped banana.

This piece of art was sold for $150,000 in December 2019 at Miami's Art Basel. Actually $120K x 4 + $150K = $630,000. Not bad for 10 cents banana and few inches of duct tape.


This became a sensation of 2019-2020. Why and how it happened brings up some questions about modern society and economy. How artists (or art dealers, or anyone else) create value from nothing? And emphasize the importance of the idea. In this particular case it's nothing more than an idea. Is this the art we'd like to see? Probably not. But perhaps it's the art we deserve.

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