A banana's lesson in economics
|It's art because Duchamp said so!|
So what does that make the banana? Nothing more than a semi-conceptual copycat with an edible center.
The transubstantiated fruit
Most famous, though, is America, a fully functioning 18-karat solid gold toilet. In 2016 it was installed in one of the Guggenheim's rest rooms, for anyone to use. (A security guard was posted outside as people waited in line.) When the Trump White House requested to borrow Vincent Van Gogh's Landscape With Snow in 2017, the Guggenheim offered America instead. The piece was recently stolen from Blenheim Palace in England, where it was on loan. Arrests have been made but the toilet has not been recovered.
And yet, many of my fellow geezers just love Trump. Maybe they'll love him less come their January Social Security checks.
Or maybe they're already brain dead.