IKEA Pictures in a Museum - level 2
Dutch YouTube pranksters placed cheap pictures from IKEA in a museum of modern art, and asked art lovers for an appraisal.
The people could not tell that the pictures were cheap IKEA pictures – they thought they were some great works of art. They talked about modernity, symbolism, emotion – the usual talk…
The pranksters told the people that they were IKEA pictures in the end. Most of them saw the funny side. Some were not so happy about it.
Difficult words: prankster (a person who plays pranks – practical jokes – on people), place verb (to put), appraisal (an opinion judging the worth of something).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
What do you think of modern art?
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