The Velvet Underground’s 1967 debut album had a controversial cover by Andy Warhol: the image of a banana with a “Peel Slowly And See” instruction. The banana peel was a sticker that revealed a flesh-coloured fruit beneath. This piece presents a pale imitation of Andy Warhol’s banana, embellished with crotchet flowers created from audio cassette tape. It was purchased by a British visitor to Mandai on 26 January 2019.
This work was part of an exhibition at Art2Day Gallery, Pune, on the occasion of Women’s Day 8 March 2017. Click the image to read more. Acrylic on discarded plastic pipe, 2017. Dimensions: diameter 2” x height 2’. For sale. Rs12,000.