Korean Student Eats $120k Banana Artwork At Museum. Says He Was "Hungry".
Updated: Jun 22
A South Korean student really took in some of the artwork on his visit to Seoul's Leeum Museum of Art, he literally took in some art, right the the mouth and down to his belly!
The piece of art which he ate, was simply a banana taped to the wall. The piece of art is called "Comedian" and was made by by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan and has a value of $120k USD.
Student Noh Huyn-soo was caught on camera detaching the banana, unpeeling it and eating it in front of stunned Museum visitors before reattaching the banana skin to the wall using the same tape and walking off with a satisfied smile.
Watch the incident take place below
So what was the Korean students reason or excuse for eating the banana artwork? "The student told the museum he ate it because he was hungry," a museum spokesperson told CNN in a phone call.
After chomping down the fruit, the student taped the peel back on to the wall. The peel was later replaced by the museum with a fresh banana.
"It happened suddenly, so no special action was taken. The artist Maurizio Cattelan was informed of the incident but he didn't have any reaction to it," the museum spokesperson added.
This story is bananas!