Following the saga of the duct-taped banana that was sold for $12,000 USD and then eaten at Art Basel Miami last week, brands are now trying to jump in on the art game, including American fast food chain Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.
The original art installation, titled “Comedian”, was a banana duct-taped to a wall. It was created by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan and was sold, before being eaten by performance artist David Datuna. Modern art, amirite?
Popeyes recently took to Twitter to announce its very own piece of art. Titled “The Sandwich”, the artwork consists of their insanely popular fried chicken sandwich duct-taped to canvas. Earlier this year, the Internet debated on which chain has the best chicken sandwich, with Popeyes being a strong contender.
Toasted brioche bun, two pickles, fried chicken, mayo, duct tape on canvas. $120,003.99 🤩 🎨 pic.twitter.com/xzpc7Jttsk
— Popeyes Chicken (@PopeyesChicken) December 7, 2019
The art piece is valued at $12,003.99 USD, because you have to pay an extra $3.99 just for the sandwich. You can find the masterpiece on display at San Paul Gallery Urban Art. Nobody has bought (or eaten) the sandwich art yet, but Popeyes says the proceeds will go towards its in-house charity, Popeyes Foundation, which aims to “strengthen our communities with food and support in times of need”.
We might not have Popeyes here in Australia, but at least we have virtual reality escape rooms. We’re giving away an experience for you and your mates in Sydney or Melbourne. If you’ve always wanted to see if you could escape from an ancient Egyptian tomb or outer space, here’s your chance.
Feature image via Twitter @PopeyesChicken.
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