Cincy Shirts is Selling a Duct-Taped Cheese Coney T-Shirt in the Name of Charity

A recent (and expensive) art-piece-turned-meme gets a Cincinnati twist

Dec 17, 2019 at 10:48 am
click to enlarge I have no words. - Courtesy Cincy Shirts
Courtesy Cincy Shirts
I have no words.

A banana was duct-taped to a wall at Art Basel Miami, sold for $120,000 and went viral when artist David Datuna posted a video of himself ripping it off the wall, peeling it and eating it in full view of visitors. All in the name of art. 

The artwork, titled Comedian, is by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan. The price tag of this much-covered yellow-brown wonder actually rose to $150,000 after being bought by Perrotin Gallery. And the story was plastered pretty much everywhere on social media for a solid week, generating an impressive amount of think-pieces. (This Vogue article is one of my favorite breakdowns if you need a recap.)

Now Cincy Shirts is in on the meme, but with a Cincinnati spin, replacing the banana with a sloppy cheese coney duct-taped to a white T-shirt. Yes, they're serious. Their Facebook post about the shirt says, "It's Cincinnati's version of art."

It won't cost you $120,000, but it is selling for $125. It's for a great cause, however — for each tee bought, $100 will go directly to the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Cincinnati. 

If you feel like buying one for yourself, visit