The $120,000 Art Basel banana actually wasn’t good art

During the 2019 edition of the Art Basel Miami Beach art fair, a new sculpture by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan sold for $120,000, instantly sparking a media sensation. The reason? The sculpture, titled “Comedian,” is nothing more than a banana — no different than the kind you might pack for lunch — duct-taped to a wall. Amidst the media frenzy, “Comedian,” was widely seen to be one big joke satirizing the foolish eccentricities of the art world and its ultra-rich collectors. In reality, the joke’s on us. Understood and analyzed within the larger context of contemporary art, “Comedian,” fails as it only perpetuates the very object it aims to critique.… Read More

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The $120,000 Art Basel banana actually wasn’t good art

During the 2019 edition of the Art Basel Miami Beach art fair, a new sculpture by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan sold for $120,000, instantly sparking a media sensation. The reason? The sculpture, titled “Comedian,” is nothing more than a banana — no different than the kind you might pack for lunch — duct-taped to a wall. Amidst the media frenzy, “Comedian,” was widely seen to be one big joke satirizing the foolish eccentricities of the art world and its ultra-rich collectors. In reality, the joke’s on us. Understood and analyzed within the larger context of contemporary art, “Comedian,” fails as it only perpetuates the very object it aims to critique.… Read More

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Miss Universe Canada Dressed Up As Legal Cannabis, Because Of Course

Canada’s contestant at last weekend’s Miss Universe pageant truly lit up the stage. For the competition’s “National Costume” segment — in which contestants dress up in outfits representing their country — Alyssa Boston decided to celebrate last year’s Crack Down On Black Market To Help Legal Pot Industry, Council Urges Feds Drake Is Getting Into The Weed Business Older Canadians Are Smoking More Weed Than Ever Canada is one of the first countries in the world to legalize recreational cannabis use. Well over a dozen others have legalized its medicinal use. Unfortunately, Boston’s cannabis look didn’t yield high results. Miss Philippines, Gazini Ganados, won the costume contest, and Miss South… Read More

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Miss Universe Canada Dressed Up As Legal Cannabis, Because Of Course

Canada’s contestant at last weekend’s Miss Universe pageant truly lit up the stage. For the competition’s “National Costume” segment — in which contestants dress up in outfits representing their country — Alyssa Boston decided to celebrate last year’s Crack Down On Black Market To Help Legal Pot Industry, Council Urges Feds Drake Is Getting Into The Weed Business Older Canadians Are Smoking More Weed Than Ever Canada is one of the first countries in the world to legalize recreational cannabis use. Well over a dozen others have legalized its medicinal use. Unfortunately, Boston’s cannabis look didn’t yield high results. Miss Philippines, Gazini Ganados, won the costume contest, and Miss South… Read More

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ExxonMobil Found Not Guilty In New York Climate Change Fraud Case

Watch Video ExxonMobil was found not guilty Tuesday over allegations that it misled investors about how climate change will affect its business. The lawsuit was filed last year by the New York attorney general’s office. It claimed Exxon used two different sets of calculations to determine how greenhouse gas regulations will impact the company: one to share with investors, and one for internal purposes. The lawsuit alleges the company hid the true costs of those regulations from investors; a move which ended up causing shareholders to lose up to $1.6 billion. Exxon countered that its internal estimates were used for different purposes and “do not impact the company’s financial statements… Read More

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