Noh Huyn-soo removed Maurizio Cattelan's piece from the wall at the Leeum Museum of Art in Seoul and then ate it, later saying he did so simply because he "skipped breakfast."
Ahungry museum visitor in South Korea recently chowed down on Maurizio Cattelan’s banana art piece, titled “Comedian,” which has an estimated worth of $120,000.
Noh Huyn-soo, a South Korean art student, visited the Leeum Museum of Art in Seoul and reportedly ate the art piece simply because he skipped breakfast and was hungry. He then taped the banana peel back onto the museum wall.
The museum did not take punitive measures against Noh but instead replaced the banana peel with a fresh banana. Typically, the museum replaces the banana every two to three days anyway.
The museum stated that it does not have plans to claim damages or press charges against the student.
“It happened suddenly, so no special action was taken. The artist was informed of the incident but he didn’t have any reaction to it,” a museum spokesperson told CNN.