More Banana Art

In 2004, London refused to allow artist Doug Fishbone to install an artwork consisting of 10,000 bananas at a site in the City’s then-fashionable Spitalfield district.  Fishbone had in August 1999 had a triumph with a similar display in Ecuador.    Here‘s a pic of his March 2005 installation in his native Brooklyn, consisting of 20,000 bananas piled up in the middle of the street.

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11 Comments

  1. believer1

     /  October 2, 2008

    A, Does this make you hunger? It looks like it would be fun to hide in there.

  2. cymast

     /  October 2, 2008

    Somebody has a banana fetish. Or would that be an impermanence fetish?

  3. acilius

     /  October 3, 2008

    It does look like it would be fun to hide in there. Maybe if you couldn’t figure out how to put together a giant cake for a dancer to jump out of you could have one crawl out from under a huge pile of bananas. If anyone does have a banana fetish, that would probably cure it. I guess. Or excite it.

  4. cymast

     /  October 3, 2008

    “Banana fetish” gives me an idea! (How could it not?) Remember “Dolphin Girl”? How about “Banana Girl”?

  5. acilius

     /  October 3, 2008

    I’m sure there’s an audience for it. You’re welcome to the idea in comment #3 about crawling out from under a huge pile of bananas if you can find an interested audience.

  6. believer1

     /  October 3, 2008

    I think it is great that I started all of this. My thoughts were innocent until I hit the submit button and thought how SOME people might take it. LOL

  7. cymast

     /  October 3, 2008

    I’ve always admired performance artists, especially those on the street. It would take a lot of conviction to crawl out of a humongous pile of bananas on the street. I would do it if I’d be wearing a banana costume.

  8. believer1

     /  October 6, 2008

    You might be able to find a banana costume this month.

  9. cymast

     /  October 6, 2008

    Oh yeah, I remembered October is National Find a Banana Costume Month! I’ll be on the lookout . . Then I’ll just have to find a humongous pile of bananas on the street.

  10. acilius

     /  October 6, 2008

    “National Find a Banana Costume Month”- if only we could keep that spirit all year round…

  11. acilius

     /  October 6, 2008

    oh, maybe it was a reference to Halloween.

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