They Put A Pair Of Glasses On The Floor At A Museum. People Mistook It For… Art?!

It’s just a pair of glasses, people. A hoax! In fact the person who did this also put a bin for people to look at!

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A visit to the museum can both be educative and a fun way to pass time especially for art lovers. Considering the seriousness attached to the museums it is hence among the least probable of locations one would expect to be a stage of a crafty prank. This however was the case that several art enthusiasts were treated to at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art where they were fooled into believing that a pair of black framed glasses were indeed a piece of postmodern masterpiece.

The glasses were placed nicely on the gallery floor by a 17 year old prankster. Asked why they decided to pull the prank, TJ said that some ‘art’ were just flat. “Upon first arrival we were quite impressed with the artwork and paintings presented in the huge facility,” TJ Khayatan told BuzzFeed. “However, some of the ‘art’ wasn’t very surprising to some of us.” Khayatan gave a particular example which puzzled them a lot.

“We stumbled upon a stuffed animal on a gray blanket and questioned if this was really impressive to some of the nearby people.” This is what got TJ and his group thinking to the possibility that people would just stare at anything trying to get or sorts of artistic interpretations even where none exists. They thus set the glasses and observed from a distance.

It was rather hilarious for TJ and his friends where seconds later people started gathering around their ‘exhibit’ some even kneeling down to take pictures of the piece of ‘art’.  When the teenager took to Twitter to share his story, there was a really strong reaction to it and the pictures went viral with over 54,000 retweets and 58,000 likes. Its success was probably because the event resonates with a lot of peoples’ perception!

Hence this provided a good platform for people to vent their views. Khayatan has had similar prank success involving a baseball cap and a bin. He was however quick to defend modern art agreeing that it can at times be a joke. “But it [art] is a way to express our own creativity. Some may interpret it as a joke, some might find great spiritual meaning in it. At the end of the day, I see it as a pleasure for open-minded people and imaginative minds,” he concluded.