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Hungry Visitor Eats $120,000 Banana "Sculpture" At Miami's Art Basel

Hungry Visitor Eats $120,000 Banana "Sculpture" At Miami's Art Basel

On December 7, 2019, David Datuna was admiring the modern and contemporary works of art on display from 200 of the world's leading galleries at Miami's Art Basel, when hunger pangs hit. Fortunately for the New York-based artist, there was a ripe banana just waiting to be eaten. The only problem? The tropical fruit stuck to the wall with duct tape was no ordinary banana — it was an art installation that had just been sold by Perrotin, an international art gallery, for $120,000!

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Disney Celebrates 90 Years Of Mickey Mouse With Stunning Art Exhibition

Disney Celebrates 90 Years Of Mickey Mouse With Stunning Art Exhibition

Walt Disney’s iconic and adorable rodent Mickey Mouse turned 90 this year! To pay homage to the mouse “who started it all,” the Disney Corporation recently unveiled “Mickey: The True Original,” a 16,000-square-foot immersive art exhibition in Manhattan, New York. Open to the public from November 8, 2018 to February 10, 2019, it features stunning Mickey-inspired exhibits created by over 20 contemporary artists from all over the world.

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American Artist Jeff Koons' "Rabbit" Sculpture Auctions For A Record $91 Million

American Artist Jeff Koons' "Rabbit" Sculpture Auctions For A Record $91 Million

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, an anonymous buyer paid slightly over $91 million to acquire American artist Jeff Koons' "Rabbit" sculpture at Christie's Post War and Contemporary Sale in New York. The price, which includes the auction house's commission, is the highest-ever paid for work by a living artist. The previous record was held by British artist David Hockney, whose acrylic-on-canvas pop art painting "Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)" sold for $90.3 million in November 2018.

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#Laugh Wants To Launch Your 3D Printed Giggles Into Space

#Laugh Wants To Launch Your 3D Printed Giggles Into Space

Love to laugh out loud? Then you may be the perfect candidate for #laugh, a global collaborative project to create the first piece of art in outer space using the International Space Station’s (ISS) newly acquired 3D printer. While transforming an emotion into art may seem a little far-fetched, Eyal Gever, is known for his aptitude for combining art and technology to make 3D sculptures from life-like digital simulations based on moments in time.

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Tim Bengel's Sand Art Is Like None Other

Tim Bengel's Sand Art Is Like None Other

Mention sand art and the image that comes to mind is that of an intricately carved sculpture or design sketched on a beach surface. Though impressive, they are transient masterpieces that disappear with the first large wave or splash of rain. However, 24-year-old Tim Bengel’s sand art is permanent. That’s because the German artist uses the grit to “paint” his masterpieces on canvas. While the final product is certainly stunning, what is even more so is the way it is created.

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"Symphony For A Broken Orchestra" Brings Hope To Arts Education Programs In Philadelphia Schools

"Symphony For A Broken Orchestra" Brings Hope To Arts Education Programs In Philadelphia Schools

Deep funding cuts to public school programs is forcing districts around the US to reduce or even eliminate arts education. The Philadelphia school system is no exception. Its once robust music program has been struggling because a large number of the instruments are damaged, with no funds to repair them. Now, thanks to “Symphony for a Broken Orchestra,” an initiative spearheaded by Temple Contemporary, some of the wounded cellos, violins, and trumpets are getting a new lease on life.

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Stunning Street Art Brightens Seoul's Dreary Monsoon Season

Stunning Street Art Brightens Seoul's Dreary Monsoon Season

Like most cities, the streets of Seoul in South Korea are usually bustling with activity. However, that changes in July when a short but intense monsoon season turns the vibrant city into a ghost town. This year, a team of artists tried to change that by transforming the typically gloomy and quiet streets into a beautiful explosion of color and life.

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