In short: it’s a banana duct taped to the wall. The sensation: it sold for $120,000. Pictured above: the crowd waiting to take selfies with it at Art Basel in Miami this December. The banana was plastered across the news, instagram, t-shirts, and unsuspecting walls. The piece provoked feelings of shame, outrage, and awe. The collective response was even more bizarre and fascinating than the work itself; the spectacle emblematic of both the art world and the selfie-taking, globe-trotting, influencer-following moment we live in. That an object so simple, so ridiculous, can have such an effect, is really something.