It made like a banana and split.
Maurizio Cattelan’s artwork of a banana duct-taped to a wall was taken down from Art Basel Miami on Sunday morning — just one day after New York-based performance artist David Datuna devoured some of the $120,000 fruit.
Cattelan’s gallery Perrotin announced “with a heavy heart” Sunday that the controversial piece, titled “Comedian,” was taken down at the request of the art fair’s organizers.
“Art Basel collaboratively worked with us to station guards and create uniform lines,” the gallery’s statement said.
“However, the installation caused several uncontrollable crowd movements and the placement of the work on our booth compromised the safety of the artwork around us, including that of our neighbors. In the end, I would like to warmly thank all those who participated in this memorable adventure.”
Art Basel also confirmed the banana — which caused a stir at the fair when it sold for $120,000 — was no longer on display.
“Maurizio Cattelan’s Comedian, 2019 is no longer on view,” an Art Basel spokesperson told The Post. “The crowds surrounding the installation posed a serious health and safety risk, as well as an access issue, so the work was removed.’”
Security guards stationed outside the booth Saturday were telling gawking fairgoers to “keep moving” and “you can’t stand here,” as a line formed to snag a photo of the pricey banana.