Going 'bananas' for art part II: More regional brands showcase their creative side

It seems like the buzz surrounding the duct-taped banana art is not dying down anytime soon, as more brands worldwide have jumped on it to showcase their wit. If you are still not caught up on the news, we have got you covered.

Recently, a duct-taped banana art titled "Comedian" by an Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan was sold for US$120,000 at Art Basel in Miami. Shortly after, brands including BMW, Manulife, Pepsi, Burger King, and Clean and Green Singapore tickled netizens by publishing their own take of the duct-taped banana art on social media. Here are the other brands which had their own take on the art.


Singapore telco Singtel decided to throwback to the good old days of 1996 when the Nokia 8110 was all the rage back then. Its Facebook post featured a Nokia 8110 duct-taped to a wall with the caption "Sorry. Took us a while to find the OG. #nokia8110 #cantbuyanymore".

Visit Singapore

While everyone is going bananas over the art, Visit Singapore took it up a notch by featuring a piece of goreng pisang (fried banana fritters), adding: "At $1.20, this banana is way tastier. #VisitSingapore #MaurizioCattelan." Bananas are healthy but who doesn't love to munch on some goreng pisang?

Tealive Malaysia

We have all heard of latte art but did you know there's such a thing as tea art too, especially boba tea? Tealive Malaysia made a statement with a cup of boba tea duct-taped to a wall and said: "The art of tea."

V-Kool Glare Shield Malaysia

Ooh, it's getting hot in here! V-Kool's take on the duct-taped banana art features three sizzling sticks of satay taped to a window. "The house is so hot that you can even cook satay," its Facebook post said.

Durex India

When it comes to this piece of art, is as reliable as that duct-tape securing the banana to the wall. Durex decided to showcase its prowess by swapping out the regular duct tape with its Extra Dots condom. If you want something durable and long-lasting, you know where to find it.

Atkins Nutritionals

For those of you who are unaware, organisers of Art Basel had to replace the US$120,000 banana after Georgian-born American artist David Datuna ate the art installation during the fair. Atkins Nutritionals, a company that sells low-carbohydrate bars, shakes, and snacks, had a friendly reminder for consumers: "If you're going to eat the art, make sure it's a low carb masterpiece."

FamilyMart Malaysia

Lok-lok fans might appreciate this Facebook post by FamilyMart Malaysia, which featured two items from its oden menu. Oden is a traditional Japanese dish featuring fish cakes, fried tofu and vegetables on skewers.


Why spend a fortune on fresh bananas when you can get them on RedMart?


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Don’t spend a fortune on fresh #bananas! Fine art so fresh that you can eat. Duct tape sold separately.

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Did any funny duct-taped art catch your eyes?