Beginners How to Duct Tape A Banana creating Concept art in the style of Maurizio Cattelan ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ

Hi I’m Cinnamon Cooney the Art Sherpa
today I want to show you how you can create for yourself your own piece of
conceptual art in the style of Maurizio Cattelan now if you check the description
down below there’s going to be links to the materials used in this art project
including a link to a free traceable get your banana get your Duct tape come back and meet at the easel right now we’re gonna make conceptual art! So let’s look at the
materials we’re going to be using in today’s art project here I have an art
board this is 14 by 18 and I like the smooth firm surface that it’s going to
give me for this particular art project our other art materials that we’re going
to need for this is a bunch of bananas it’s nice if they have a little bruising
on them I also have the silver duct tape and a pair of scissors. Now making sure
that the edge of your duct tape is nice and level go ahead and pull out a little
more then you need now I’m going to fix it
here with my thumb and I’m going to come to the bottom of the duct tape
and try to very oh very carefully free that from the roll placing this to the
side now it’s time to go ahead and place your banana on the surface now here I
have several to choose from I’m going to pick one that I think is going to give
me a good result I’m gonna very carefully pull it up.. nope that’s not
gonna be a good one. Let’s find one that’s going to give us exactly what we
want up we have one that is ready to be art now watch out for those little
grocery store stickers we don’t want that to come in and impact our art
installation in any way placing the banana where the curve is
facing upwards towards the right upper corner of the canvas holding carefully
in one hand at a diagonal towards that corner
place your tape gently there now I’m going to bring this up over the banana I
don’t want to pull at the skin I want to be really careful with how I do this I’m
gonna bring my thumb down and come across taking the top of the tape this
way now cradling my banana from the bottom I’m going to continue the duct
tape cradle that’s holding the banana and very gently press down now this is a
little bit long for what we’re wanting for this particular installation piece
so let’s be sure that we look at having just a few inches right on the bottom
and about a similar amount up here at the top alright that’s looking fairly
good now burnish the tape down with your fingers it’s fantastic now normally in
an art piece I would sign it at this stage but for this type of conceptual
performance art a signature isn’t really appropriate so from here it’s time to
install it in its exhibit space making conceptual art is fine and easy and even
friendly for beginning artists remember you can do anything when your
imagination is evolved. Be good to yourself Be good to each other and I want
to see you in an easel really soon bye bye you

100 Replies to “Beginners How to Duct Tape A Banana creating Concept art in the style of Maurizio Cattelan ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ”

  1. theartsherpa says:

    If You enjoyed this video get excited becuase this piece of art did in fact sell after the premier and is on public Display here LIVE 7/24

  2. Sally Green says:

    This is amazing!! I would have been laughing throughout – ๐Ÿ˜‚ Reminds me of the At&t commercial โ€œTape a cheetah to her backโ€ ๐Ÿ˜†

  3. SaolyArtStudio says:


  4. Phyllis Bekemeier says:


  5. Glenna Gifford says:


  6. Christina Frank says:

    LOL, this is hilarious… I wish the 45 thumbs down would get a sense of humor

  7. Silvia Sunesen says:

    This is a 10 Hoot in more ways than one

  8. Mon HD says:

    Woo I thought you put a banana on the wall lol

  9. Courtney Salmon says:

    Is it ok if I can't afford organic bananas? JK Not sure how you kept a straight face:)

  10. Matthew Freye says:

    This is awesome!!!!!!

  11. Tasenawu Wu says:

    I have tears I am laughing so hard, thank you for this laugh I so needed it today. You are amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Martin Smith says:

    GET A LIFE!,, not a banana โ€œ or maybe a decent haircut ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

  13. Coylie Ries says:


  14. Leigh Elks says:

    This is priceless Cinnamon!!! How did you manage to keep a straight face? Do you have bloopers where you are both laughing uncontrollably, I don't think you could have recorded this in one take.

  15. Jirup says:

    Oh Cinnamon, you make it look all so easy <3.

  16. angela maxwell says:

    Omgosh I think I saw a giggle coming on ,LMAO, thanks for the humor, I needed this at the end of my day! Yeah Cinnamon and John๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘€โค

  17. Life With A Talking Dog says:

    I don't know how you kept a straight face during this. I was cracking up the entire time. The 46 thumbs down are people who are angry that you've devalued the original piece by showing us all how easy it is to create this at home.

  18. Diddy Wheldon says:

    Brilliantly done and exquisitely delivered ! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘

  19. theoducati says:

    If you sell drugs and you want to laundry your money you buy bananas for 150000. The police must arrest all of them and give the money to charities.

  20. Nicole Brossier says:


  21. Bam Mcguee says:

    What happens when the banana rots?

  22. Diana Burns says:

    OMG!! Laughed so hard I almost needed a Depends!

  23. Annette Jacobs says:

    Love it! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ

  24. Feather J says:

    hhhhh hhhhh

  25. Dennine Brady says:

    My 6yo daughter asked, "why is she doing that? Is she going to eat it?"

  26. Fredrika Mogil says:

    You are hilarious. Never mind the banana…I LOVE your necklace!

  27. Jay Diemert says:

    Woah is it April 1st already?

  28. Petra Baauw says:


  29. Zero Gaming says:

    This is a joke right? It actually sold for 120k ๐Ÿคข๐Ÿคฎ

  30. Adam Reynolds says:

    I actually can't tell if this is serious or not ๐Ÿคฃ

  31. Jo Walsh says:

    Pmsl!! Oh honey, that's just priceless!! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

  32. Bonika Shears says:


  33. Mark Browne says:

    Absolutely fabulous .

  34. Tovarisch Urrraaa says:

    It won't be a nice scene in a couple of days ..

  35. ak2031 says:

    I LOVE YOU CINNAMON!!!! Thank you for some good clean humor this morning!!!!

  36. Roberto Oyola says:

    There is starving kids in Africa you Kno

  37. Miss July says:

    Hmmm I don't know, it looks complicated.๐Ÿค”
    The duct tape part is quite tricky.๐Ÿ˜ญ

  38. Onur รงelik says:

    aptallฤฑk mk

  39. Andrew Palmer says:

    So is now considered a Counterfeit, I think I need to call the FBI because this is illegal I think.

  40. priceless1284 says:

    This seems complicated..

  41. Janet Rodriguez says:

    I love this, you are seriously one amazing teacher. You made this so legit hahah it's fantastic!

  42. Connie Moore says:

    I honestly thought you had lost it. I said to my husband, you won't believe what I just watched on my art Sherpa show…..he said, I just saw that on news! Sold for $120,000. Lol!!! I said, whew! Thank God she was just joking around.

  43. Gerrie Louden Bell says:

    I love how you used words like โ€œcradleโ€ and โ€œburnishโ€ and โ€œart installationโ€. And kept a straight face the whole time!!!

  44. Amjad Mahmood says:

    I don't get it. Its a banana on a wall? How is this art? And what happens when the banana gets smelly and mouldy after a few days and how are people stupid enough to spend $120k on this? World has gone mad

  45. Janice LeBlanc says:

    Omg!! I love it!! LOL. Ho did you keep a straight face?! LOL

  46. Gus Gorman says:

    I'll give you $120,000 for it

  47. Mike08651 says:

    Sherpa ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    Why are you so childish!!! I love your pretend seriousness!!! The academy award goes too ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ
    You are the BEST for this โ€œmasterpieceโ€!!!!

  48. Keon Brissett says:

    Whats this world coming to

  49. Spit Fire says:

    That's a banana foster impostor ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. Primrose Jones says:

    What size banana was this?

  51. Esoteric Enigma says:

    Can you use celery or a carrot or does it have to be fruit

    Oh and if I use clear tape would that throw the whole design off
    And most importantly of all what do I do with it after 5 days lol can I then make pudding or a smoothie

    Shrugs shoulders

    You canโ€™t make this ship up

  52. Moriwaki1105 says:

    Dis she REALLY just say " instillation piece " ?

  53. crabboceans says:

    holy shit i thought this was a joke

  54. Teofelia Alifoet says:

    What'll they think of next?

  55. Tanya Steverding says:


  56. DM says:

    Kind sad but that is how you get famous, get some โ€œdollarโ€ friends to pay ridiculous money on your art to make the hole world to talk about it, and you pay some green % back to your dollar friend perhaps for the rest of your life , this method have been use for decades, suddenly someone art pop in auction/ gallery events etc. like a grain of salt in the mild of the canvas sold for 1m $ ๐Ÿ˜‚Any free dollar friends? Please contact me ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚

  57. Tanki Duda says:


  58. Craig Allen says:

    I loved this ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. Tammy Biddle says:

    I missed the live, but what a great tutorial. I was dying to learn how to do this. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

  60. uenmedia says:

    I really donโ€™t understand. Whatโ€™s the sense of that? Some people called that art and paying $120k. Just ridiculous!

  61. Milly Moo says:

    I did everything you said, but mine still doesn't look right ๐Ÿ˜ž

  62. Shelly Oโ€™Malley says:

    I love you guys

  63. Heldi Pema says:

    What about eating it ๐Ÿ™‚

  64. Liz Carson says:

    I only have Duck brand duct tape. Will that work? ROFL

  65. Laura Eadie says:

    Amazing lmao

  66. Zahir Husain says:

    Hahahahahahaha looooolllllzzzzz

  67. iWuvU *smirk*smirk says:

    It's harder then it looks. ๐Ÿ˜‘

  68. Itsiwhatitsi says:

    Remember to not eat the Banana before the entire process

  69. Christy Lawson says:

    I love you and love your straight face. I believe I truly learned about conceptual art!

  70. jodi grundy says:

    Now, I'm not sure this is a one hoot as it does require dexterity to hold both the tape and the banana without sticking the sides of the tape to each other, rendering the tape useless. I suggest holding the banana with your forehead to ensure proper tape placement, with a precautionary statement as to not include your hair in the tape. This I believe would take away from the concept of the art and render it useless.

  71. Nate Strong says:

    What why waaat

  72. Traditional lifestyle / Sgt. Couch Potato Jr says:

    Instructions unclear, got banana stuck in my ass.

  73. Lily Cuza says:

    ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚ the world has literary has gone bananas, no pun intended….๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช

  74. Anders Koves says:

    Is it eco?
    It' s become very common with the eco trend n tastes mo.
    I also wonder if the original banana was eco.

  75. แ—ฐOOแ‘Žแ‘•แ•ผIแ’ชแ—ช says:

    Well thanks YouTube for this recommendation. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

  76. Linda Gleason says:

    I'm a beginning artist and appreciate your tutorials. It really vexes my artistic soul to see a banana taped to canvas and somebody classify that as skilled art. Not impressed.

  77. Kimberly Ross says:

    Oh, the shade!!!๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

  78. Sandra Mcbride says:

    Omg that was excellent๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  79. Laura King says:

    Hilarious. ๐Ÿ˜

  80. Legend Potty says:

    Instructions unclear, I ate the tape and the banana

  81. julie border says:

    I have been following your tutorials for nearly 2 years now and have enjoyed every one of them, but today I couldn't believe what I was seeing. What a load of gobshite this is โ€ฆ..Concept art…โ€ฆ.crap……what a waste of money for the person who brought it, what happened when the banana went off…โ€ฆโ€ฆ.disappointed you would even do this rubbish….

  82. cunho kim says:

    Idk why it is an art๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

  83. julie border says:

    Oh my God, are you people real artists or real idiots????? How can you believe this is art…..what a load of crap……do some real art โ€ฆ..and get a life…..

  84. Jen Owens says:

    Why didnโ€™t I think of that?!? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿ˜ฉ I could be rolling in ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

  85. GiGi Paints says:

    Haha. Lol. Love this

  86. cfpaddock says:

    @theartsherpa how did you keep a straight face making this video!? Lol love it, thanks for the tutorial and the laughs!

  87. SUNA SUNA says:

  88. Elaine Logan says:


  89. sybil eberhart says:

    I have tried this 3 times without success but I am not giving up.

  90. BurnMyMoney N'Ihu says:

    Banana, an elegant flex for a civilized age.

  91. Kisa Mogwai says:

    I am pretty sure if I make this with a sausage I can get more profit…>.>

  92. Cindy Reinhart says:


  93. Enrico Delponte says:

    I also made a short movie about this matter and you can see it here on youtube, but you need to speak some Italian.

  94. bro mastah says:

    ribet amat njir, knp gk di taruh di meja dulu -_-

  95. Rose Margarita says:

    You are awesome!

  96. Mme Jocelyne Beaudry says:

    Dont least long doh!! Hahaha! Itโ€™s ART what can I say! Lollll

  97. Omaima a. says:

    Am I looking joke to you

  98. Park jimochiii says:

    this for reals tf

  99. Phyllis Taylor says:

    Thanks for helping me not take myself or art so serious it should be joy and laughter….10 hoots

  100. Cee Add says:

    "we have one that is ready to be art" ROFL
    So darn cool & cute.
    But way too complex for me, definitely need some more practice LOL
    Even the supply list made me laugh ๐Ÿ˜€

    You're the best, Cinnamon <3

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