oon, people began to surround them, maintaining a safe distance from the ‘artwork’ and several of them taking pictures.
I like to think they imagined the floored glasses to represent the dumbing down of culture, or perhaps the viewing of life through a lens, possibly with a nice, lower-case title like 'myopia' or 'real eyes (real lies)'.
The teen tweeted the moment on 24 May and it’s already attracted over 45,000 retweets, ironically making the whole event a sort of modern art piece itself.
“I can agree that modern art can be a joke sometimes, but art is a way to express our own creativity," he added.
“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.”
Update: SF MOMA has taken the moment in good humour, drawing parallels to Duchamp, who notoriously challenged traditional notions of making and exhibiting art.
Irony of The Art Today : Pair of Glasses Left on Floor at Museum Mistook For an Art by Everyone4.55SEEKER Monday, 30 May 2016 The teen behind the hoax had similar success with a baseball cap and a bin. Several visitors to t...