Turns out that $120,000 banana had been done before

If you've got your finger on the pulse of the most bizarre corners of the art world, you'll remember that back in 2019 someone paid $120,000 for a banana duct taped to a wall. Yes really. Even weirder, that banana ended up in the Guggenheim museum when it reopened after the first lockdown of the pandemic in 2020.

We honestly never thought we'd mention it again but that banana is back in the news as another artist claims to have had the idea first – way back in the year 2000, in fact. Visual artist Joe Morford has now filed a lawsuit claiming ownership of the idea, a case that seems to have merit as a judge has just ruled it may progress to a court hearing. If you're looking to make something totally original, our art techniques guide is the place to be.

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Georgia Coggan

Georgia is lucky enough to be Creative Bloq's Editor. She has been working for Creative Bloq since 2018, starting out as a freelancer writing about all things branding, design, art, tech and creativity – as well as sniffing out genuinely good deals on creative technology. Since becoming Editor, she has been managing the site on a day-to-day basis, helping to shape the diverse content streams CB is known for and leading the team in their own creativity.