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Prankster puts glasses on gallery floor – and visitors mistake them for art

A 17-year-old placed a pair of glasses on the floor in a modern art museum. Visitors stopped and took pictures, because they thought it was an exhibit. Ana Kasparian, Francis Maxwell, and Grace Baldridge, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

“Several visitors to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art this week were fooled into thinking a pair of glasses set on the floor by a 17-year-old prankster was a postmodern masterpiece , a pair of reading glasses sitting on the floor. Little did they know the installation was actually a prank.

A teenage prankster has fooled scores of art lovers into believing his glasses were a modern masterpiece in a hilarious stunt at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Teen prankster puts his glasses on San Francisco gallery floor claiming they are part of the show – and these discerning art lovers believed it!

 

Since Twitter users @TJCruda and @k_vinnnn were less than impressed by what the collection had to offer, they decided to conduct an experiment.

The people in this joint seriously thought they were looking at art.

“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.”

But SOME people in this joint seriously thought they were looking at art.

The people in this joint seriously thought they were looking at art.

“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 the theory that people will stare at, and try and artistically interpret, anything if it’s in a gallery setting, Khayatan set a pair of glasses down and walked away.”

 

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