Museums are increasingly having to deal with works of art that require regular maintenance during periods of exhibition and throughout their ownership. Some artwork, like Maurizio Cattelan’s brilliant, cheeky, and provocative 2019 duct-taped banana (pictured above) titled “Comedian” will rot, and the banana needs to be replaced every few days.Continue Reading

“The Holy Trinity” is an artwork by Jonathan Monk that used an intriguing mash-up of pop culture and art culture imagery. Here the black, shiny helmeted head of Darth Vader, the evil icon of “Star Wars,” is represented by a bas-relief-like representation of the Guggenheim Museum in New York.