"The installation caused several uncontrollable crowd movements and the placement of the work on our booth compromised the safety of the artwork around us, including that of our neighbors", the statement said.
A spokeswoman for Cattelan said Monday the artist is not seeking any criminal or civil action against Datuna.
On Saturday, the performance artist devoured the banana and on Sunday the art gallery took down that artwork.
A spokesperson for Artwork Basel directed inquiries to authorities.
However, security at the gallery didn't seem to find it so amusing and a video shared on social media shows Mr Datuna being escorted out of the premises as stunned art patrons watch on.
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According to the certificate of authenticity, the newspaper said, the banana is, in fact, meant to be replaced.
After a replacement banana was put on display, police were put on duty to prevent a similar theft.
Just a day after a performance artist grabbed and ate a $120,000 duct-taped banana at Art Basel, another has written a message about Jeffrey Epstein on the same wall in lipstick at the art fair. Remember the time we talked about those two bananas that were sold to Rahul Bose for Rs 442?
From a colossal wave of visitors to selling for an insane amount, and even vandalism, here are all the ridiculous things that have happened with the Miami duct tape banana art so far.
A banana taped to a wall as "art" has been sold for $120,000.
The Galerie Perrotin's and the artist's representative commented on what happened. He said, he tried several raw materials such as resin, bronze and painted bronze but eventually made a decision to use real banana.