Visitors at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts were properly fooled this week after a 17-year-old kid left a pair of glasses of the floor and tricked them into thinking it was a post-modern masterpiece.
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TJ Khayatan explained how the idea came to him and his friends:
Upon first arrival we were quite impressed with the artwork and paintings presented in the huge facility. However, some of the ‘art’ wasn’t very surprising to some of us.
We stumbled upon a stuffed animal on a gray blanket and questioned if this was really impressive to some of the nearby people.
To test out his theory that people will stare at and try to artistically interpret anything, TJ put a set of glasses down and walked away to observe.
Sure enough, people were soon surrounding them and even trying to find the perfect angles to take pictures.
TJ Tweeted the results out and it went pretty viral, which I guess does makes it a sort of modern art piece in the end:
LMAO WE PUT GLASSES ON THE FLOOR AT AN ART GALLERY AND… pic.twitter.com/7TYoHPtjP8
— teejay (@TJKayatan) May 24, 2016
I would love to have seen those people’s faces when TJ walked over and picked up the glasses in front of everyone. This whole prank should really be a finishing blow to the more pretentious side of the art world but the truth is these people probably don’t even care that they were tricked, because literally everything in life is art to them. “Art is everywhere” apparently.
Here’s the thing – if you paint a sick painting or make a cool sculpture you’re an artist. But if you hang 100 used period pads on the wall and call it art, then you’re just a twat.