What is art? One can argue that anything can be art, really, because art is subjective and conceptual and all that other stuff. Such is the case for a work that was literally a banana taped to a canvas at Art Basel in Miami, entitled "Comedian," which shook up the art world when it sold for a staggering $120,000 over the weekend. Now, Popeyes is riding on the coattails of the absurd piece with its own version, dubbed "The Sandwich."
Popeyes unveiled the ridiculous work of art -- one of its popular fried chicken sandwiches duct taped to a wall -- in partnership with Miami-based San Paul Gallery on Monday. Yes, that's it. Instead of a banana, the center of the canvas contains a Popeyes chicken sandwich secured with the tape. It was only a matter of time before a brand elbowed its way into all the buzz surrounding the weird banana art, right?
"The Sandwich" is priced at $120,003.99, and Popeyes told Thrillist that "a buyer has already inquired" about making a purchase. I'd just like to mention that with that kind of money, you can buy over 30,000 Popeyes chicken sandwiches.