A Banana on a Penis? Is That Art? The Basel Food Weirdness Edition

All photos by Laine Doss
Warhol's Soup Can
The 10th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach runs through December 4. With more than 260 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa coming to showcase works by more than 2,000 artists, it's a pretty big deal. In fact, Art Basel itself says it's "the most prestigious art show in the Americas".

The best place to start seeing it is at the Miami Beach Convention Center, the headquarters and epicenter of Art Basel.

Food-related art? From the classic (Warhol's Campbell's Soup) to the crazed, we noticed a few things -- bananas are in season and even some gallery owners are a little amused by what they're representing as art.

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Breakfast Starts at Midnight by Claire Fontaine

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VW with Bananas by Mendes Wood

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<Objectos en la Ciudad by Antonio Berni

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Everyday Statement by Koki Tanaka

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I Spend Time In The Park Until The Jello Chilled Out by Koki Tanaka

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Paravent by Mona Hatoum (We're looking for a really big piece of cheese)

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Olaf Breuning by Tove Storch

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Skeleton with Fruits by Tiago Da Cunha

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Genymede (Jockstrap) by Elmgreen & Dragset

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Not even the gallery owners knew what this was. They said it was the leftovers from a piece of performance art on the beach. Gentil Carioca Gallery, Rio De Janeiro.

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Pick up your Shit by Laine Doss

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Appreciating the art....

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Miami Beach Convention Center

1901 Convention Center Dr, Miami Beach, FL

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